Nam applauds SADC efforts on climate change
Namibian Minister of Presidential Affairs Frans Kapofi has applauded efforts made by the Southern African Development Community in combating the effects of climate change.
Speaking at The Southern Times Climate Change Forum, on behalf of the Namibian Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah, Kapofi said, “Namibia and indeed the SADC region are heavily reliant on agriculture for food sustenance with more than 40 percent of their inhabitants relying on subsistence farming. “That alone makes agriculture the largest employer and important sector in the country.”
Kapofi also encouraged cooperation among SADC states in coming up with mitigatory factors that combat climate change saying the fight against the ravaging effects of the phenomenon needs more resources and engagements.
“This call is not new but rather a cementing of the Paris Agreement where world leaders pledged their commitment to averting effects of climate change through adopting various measures,” he said