Marine Phosphate Mining in Namibia Comes Under Fire

Namibian Marine Phosphate is still awaiting its environmental clearance certificate, after their application was set aside for a second time by the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta. While the company is heading to court, local people employed in the fishing industry, are protesting in Walvis Bay as the mining poses a threat to their livelihoods and the environment.

 

More than 1,000 people participated in the protest at Walvis Bay against marine phosphate mining. Most of those who participated were fishery workers.

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