Green light for tobacco project

13 June 2019 | Agriculture


Armas Amukwiyu’s controversial tobacco project in the Zambezi Region has been approved by cabinet on Tuesday.
The company, Namibia Oriental Tobacco, belongs to Oshikoto Swapo Party regional coordinator Armas Amukwiyu and Chinese business partners.
Amukwiyu's application for land was rejected in May 2015 by the Zambezi Communal Land Board.
However Zambezi governor Lawrence Sampofu said the land was available for the project to go ahead.
The Mafwe Traditional Authority gave the company 10 000 hectares of land for the project, based on promises of the creation of 3 000 permanent jobs.




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