Mines minister Tom Alweendo says he sees no problem with drilling for oil and gas in one of Namibia’s sensitive and fertile land areas. The Namibian reported yesterday that Canadian company Recon Africa plans to drill oil and gas wells in an environmentally sensitive, protected area that supplies the Okavango Delta with water. The drilling location sits on the banks of the Okavango River in the newly proclaimed Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. Meanwhile, Alweendo said it’s not true that the drilling will be done in a conservancy area. This includes the phosphate mining saga where environmental concerns were seemingly ignored for a mining process that is deemed detrimental to Namibia’s ocean.