The Namibian government strongly supports uranium mining. There are currently two operating mines in Namibia, one under construction and numerous uranium projects being progressed, the Etango project being one of them.
These new projects offer the prospect of significant investment, direct and indirect job creation, infrastructure development and a contribution to the creation of wealth in Namibia, extending into communities well beyond those directly connected to the projects. Namibia is well positioned to become the second largest producer of uranium in the world, elevating Namibia past Niger, Australia and Canada to the second rung on the world ladder of uranium producers. But there is a vitally important caveat: to manage the risks of environmental degradation, including pollution and radiation safety that may result from mining activities. It is crucial that mining companies comply with all relevant laws and regulations at all times.
Further information can be found here: http://namibianuranium.org/uranium-mining-in-Namibia/