By Brian Moses MBowe-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, Denver, Colorado- Botswana’s Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism in a statement on Wednesday announced his Country, will resume Elephants hunting. After 5 year prohibition. As we all know, Elephant population took a hit due mainly to poaching for ivory and trophy hunting.
The ban was imposed in 2014 by the former President Ian Khama, to protect these creatures from hunters and ivory poachers. Current President Mokgweetsi Masisi , took office April 1st, 2018 as the 5th President of Botswana and Months after taking office, he created committee to reassess the ban.
Botswana is home to more than 130,000 Africa’s remaining Savana Elephants. It is home to the World’s largest African Elephant population. Africa currently have about 415,000 Elephants according to International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Animal lovers, all over the world including main land Africa, are campaigning for a world wide boycott of Botswana’s tourism, and it’s diamonds, until the ban re- instated. If the boycott take steam, it may damage Botswana’s economic.
A Public Relation Company in the United States, 42 West, last week, filed with U.S. Justice Department for representing Botswana for a couple Months Public Relation ( PR ) and will be paid $125,000.00. Under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
The Foreign Agent Registration Act is a United States Law passed in 1938 requiring Agents representing the interest of Foreign powers in a political or quasi political capacity disclose their relationship with the related activities and finances.
Reported by Brian Moses MBowe, New Africa Business News for North America and International Correspondent.