The Veterinary Cordon Fence continues to be a thorn in the flesh of Kunene’s inhabitants, whose access to Namibia’s lucrative meat market is blocked by its presence. Nampa reports that these were the sentiments of Opuwo Urban Constituency Councillor, Weich Mupya before noting though, that its removal should be done “gradually. The red line remains in place 30 years after the attainment of Namibia’s independence despite numerous promises by Government to remove it. Its presence dates back to 1896, when in German South West Africa, it was erected as a disease surveillance and exclusion fence separating northern from central and southern Namibia. Government has set aside N$15 million for the removal of the red line for the 2020/2021 financial year.