Minister of Environment and Tourism Willem Konjore of Namibia

MINISTER of Sport Willem Konjore has taken a swipe at what he termed the unacceptable and unprofessional behaviour of the Brave Warriors after they bowed out of the Cosafa Senior Challenge Cup in South Africa on Saturday.
Konjore was reacting to media reports that some players broke door handles and mirrors and sprayed powder from a fire extinguisher on carpets in a Witbank hotel after returning from a drinking spree.
Konjore praised the private sector for pumping money into football, saying it was a positive and meaningful contribution.
Konjore said Namibia paid great attention to strengthening relations with China, and considered China a reliable friend of developing countries.
Konjore said although the losses were not something one would wish to happen, giving licences and concessions needed the legal framework that would level the playing and competition grounds, and promised that the situation would be addressed.
However, Konjore was quick to warn Hoodia growers that the skyrocketing demand poses negative consequences for the survival of the species in its natural range.
threatening rural livelihoods and food production.
Konjore said as the global village expands and the mobility of people increases, so do the damaging effects they can have on their habitat.
Willem Konjore was a key figure in the independent education movement prior to independence, when church schools were set up at communities in the south, such as Khoichas, Berseba and Gibeon, to offer an alternative to apartheid-influenced ‘Bantustan’ education.
Konjore has been as Swapo member since 1976 and has worked to promote the party in the Karas region.
Konjore is the great grandson of legendary Namibian freedom fighter Jacob Marengo, who was killed fighting the British and the Germans in 1907.
Konjore said the government planned to start an education campaign, and would turn to community elders for advice on how such interspecies conflict was managed in the past.
Minister Konjore was able to bring the perspective of a less developed country where these issues can reach critical proportions.
At the celebration in Windhoek, Konjore said tourism is one of the most important sectors of the global economy, generating about US$3.
The greenhouse - which has yielded a total of 3 000 tomato plants, 1 000 sweet-pepper plants and 200 English cucumber plants since its completion in September last year - has allowed the town to reduce its dependency on Government through its funding of a number of community projects, Environment and Tourism Minister Willem Konjore was informed.
Konjore praised the community for their initiative and urged potential investors to support their plans for expansion.
Minister of Environment Willem Konjore said huntable birds were compensating for the mahangu fields they destroy but he would not advise young people to kill the quelea birds.