NUDO condemns Erindi sale

NUDO condemns Erindi sale

The National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO) Tuesday morning condemned the sale of Erindi Private Game Reserve to a Mexican tycoon.
Last week an international public relations firm said Alberto Baillères, a Mexican businessman and president of the BAL Group, has reached an agreement to buy Erindi, Namibia’s biggest privately owned game reserve measuring some 65 000 hectares, but that the deal was subject to Namibian Competition Commission approval.
Erindi is valued at around N$2 billion and has been on the market for five years.
The party, at a press conference on Tuesday morning, expressed concern that government allows the sale of farms amid the ongoing inquiries into the claims of ancestral land.
NUDO wants to know what will happen if the recently established Presidential Commission into Claims on Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution finds the sold farms belonged to specific ethnic groups.
Erindi is situated between Okahandja and Omaruru.