No corruption at fisheries – Klazen

06 May 2021 | Ministries

OGONE TLHAGE



WINDHOEK

New fisheries minister Derek Klazen says the ministry is not plagued with corruption, contrary to public opinion.

He made the comment in a brief interview with Namibian Sun following his recent appointment to replace Albert Kawana.

Klazen defended the conduct of officials in his office and encouraged anyone with information on any alleged corruption to approach the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

“There are no allegations of corrupt practices at the ministry of fisheries and marine resources ...” Klazen said.

But he admitted that the ministry should improve service delivery.

Klazen only had praise for the work done by his predecessor.

“The work done by Dr Kawana was impressive and should be viewed from the need to run a blue economy sustainably and equitably to enable job security and the attraction and retention of investments in the fisheries and marine industry,” Klazen said.

Government objectives

Meanwhile, former prime minister Nahas Angula has questioned the sale of natural resources to fund government projects.

He was appearing on ‘The Agenda’, which airs every Sunday evening on Namibia Media Holdings’ social media platforms.

“How did the issue of government objectives come up in relation to the State Finances Act, which requires that the money should first go through the state finances fund?” Angula asked.

“And Parliament must authorise for that money to be used somewhere. How come a government company was authorised to dish out money? I am still trying to process that,” he said.

According to him, the use of the proceeds of fishing rights to fund government objectives created leeway for corruption.

“To me, it is strange… but I realise these things are there to create loopholes, for things like Fishrot to happen. It is unfortunate,” Angula said.

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