INCREASED incidents of human wildlife conflict remain a growing concern for authorities not only in the Omusati Region, but the entire country as infringement and drought force people and animals into areas not previously plagued by the phenomenon.
The Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta while addressing residents of the Omanyanganyanga village said that people are largely responsible for the conflict.
Shifeta made the remarks while speaking at the borehole handover at Omanyanganyanga village in the Tsandi constituency of the Omusati Region.
According to Shifeta wild animals has no problem with people, but people themselves are the problems.
“The only reason we get attacked by wild animals is because we tend to provoke those that are found in our surroundings,” he noted.
Shifeta further explained that if a wild animal is harassed or attacked by humans at a certain place at some stage when it passes by the same place, it holds a grudge and it will turn to attack anyone that is found in its path.