Monday, July 6, 2020

Goverrnment will not appeal

Spokesperson for the President Dr Jeff Ramsay says government will be opening up a dialogue with all the concerned parties of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

Bu he ruled out restoring the services government terminated at the Reserve before the relocations.
The services terminated included water and food rations.

Ramsay said after studying the judgement, government now thinks there exists an opportunity for a “win-win” situation.

“There will be a dialogue. In fact already there is a dialogue with some parties. Government was never against dialogue. The lawyers advised that it would be better if the case completed first before such a conversation could take place. Unfortunately the case took longer than everybody expected,” said Ramsay.

He said the starting point will be to come to the table and consider the Central Kalahari Game Reserve final draught Management Plan prepared by government that was still being negotiated with the aggrieved parties before the High Court case broke out.

Ramsay however pointed out that if any party chose to go to court or appeal the judgement, “government reserves the right to defend itself. Other than that we will be implanting the judgement in full.”

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