Lake Ngami Conservation Trust
Welcome to Lake Ngami Conservation Trust
Lake Ngami is a legal public entity established to hold in trust the management of the Wildlife Management
To the benefit of the six communities of; BODIBENG, BOTHATOGO, KARENG, LEGOTHWANA, SEHITHWA and TOTENG villages and the homesteads administered by the respective kgotlas of these villages.
About Lake Ngami
This entity was established by the year 2013 and started its operations in May 2016 and the office is situated within the WCO business plot among the Mpepi day care center block, just opposite the village church, with the assistance of the Technical Advisory Committee the board of trustees has excised its responsibility to employ the general manager who will be responsible and accountable to the board of trustees for all matters relating to day to day management and administration of the trust.
In the same financial year of 2016, 11 community escort guides, 1 vehicle driver, 1 boat driver, 2 security guards and 1 office cleaner were employed. At the beginning of its operations, LNCT was focused on fishing as the main activity taking place in the Lake, Trust was given a quota of 200 fishing licenses which it distributed among its Six villages and the remaining to the general communities, LNCT was given one Month, December 2016 fishing season to try fishing ; so it acquired some pieces of land in the surrounding villages, Bothatogo village as (Bothatogo fishing camp), Sehithwa as (Thololamoro fishing camp), Tsokung as (Tswelenyane fishing camp), Legothwana as (Legothwana fishing camp) , through this camps LNCT has managed to monitor fishing in Lake Ngami and so many people have managed to benefit from this controlled fishing in a sense that all the fishermen were gathered in this fishing camps reducing the issues of; POLLUTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT, THEFT - some found it as a source of employment and so many hired or got hired to be fishermen, POVERTY -many became bread winners back at home as there was a wide business opportunity. LNCT did not just gather people into camps, it also made sure its beneficiaries had access to the market of their products and so it used the Sehithwa village community hall as the market place.
As fish was caught and monitored at the main camps they were then brought to the market for selling, at the market place an officer from LNCT was a middleman between the seller and the buyer. 2017 was a year of trial and tribulations, fishing season started 1st march 2017, just before the end of March a dried fish export ban was put in place, this caused a lot of hardships, Zambians had bought a lot of dried fish and they were not allowed to cross the border with their fish, fishermen had banked a lot of dried fish from the previous fishing season and they were and they were also not allowed to export them, majority relied on the dried fish since it had huge returns, LNCT tried its luck to convince the Ministry of (Environment Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism ), Read more
For more information, please contact: 71833604/ 76027555