To reduce the incidence of veldt fires in the district through proper safety measures and legislation.
Conduct public education
Create fire control committees.
Construction and equipping of a fire station
Construction and maintenance of fire breaks
Loss of vegetation
Carrying out EIA
4.7Resource Requirements for DDP 6
4.7.1Issues (Weaknesses) and Strengths for DDP 6:
Having outlined the structural framework desirable for the proper implementation of perceived improved environmental program, it is now fitting to discuss the requisite resources.
Environmental protection is a very costly undertaking. This implicitly means that there will be need for funding. Because of the implicit high cost of the program, funding is probably the single most important resource. The other important resource is management and requisite manpower. Experience has taught us that coordination is a very important element for district level programs. There is also need for capital outlay, which will manifest itself as office space, furniture, equipment, stationery and communication facilities all of which are necessary for operation.
Generally the benefits derived from environmental protection accrue over a very long period rather than in the short term. In addition, the benefits are indirect. Consequently, private operators are reluctant to invest in environmental programs; even governments do not usually pursue environmental programs with adequate commitment. Given these constraints, and indeed the financial constraints, the efforts of government regarding the environment are indeed commendable.
4.7.2Performance Targets, Development Budget and Plan Monitoring
Table 4.17 Proposed Projects, Performance Targets, Budget and Plan Monitoring