The Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta officially inaugurated the Game Products Trust Fund’s (GPTF) new board members who resumed office on 11 July 2018.
The new board members are; Louisa Mupetami who was reappointed as chairperson from Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Taina Nankela from Ministry of Finance, Dr Johannes Shoopala from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Asser Ujaha from the Kunene Regional Community Conservancy Association and Richard Nyambe from the Zambezi Natural Resource Management Association.
The fund aims to make grants to emerging conservancies and wildlife councils for the purposes of implementing and maintaining projects and programmes, approved by the board in consultation with the Minister of Environment and Tourism, regarding wildlife conservation and management and rural development. It also aims to allocate funds, subject to the provisions of the Game Products Trust Fund Act, to protected areas, and to persons, organisations and institutions approved by the minister, to be used in connection with projects and programmes regarding wildlife conservation and management and rural development.
The GPTF is hosted at the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia. For more information regarding the Fund and projects financed under the scheme, contact the Fund Manager: Mr. Frans Kamenye, FKamenye@eif.org.na or Tel: +264 61 4317700.