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The Constitutional and statutory duty of the Ombudsman with regard to the environment is to: ‘’investigate complaints concerning the over-utilization of living natural resources, the irrational exploration and destruction of eco systems and failure to protect the beauty and character of Namibia.’’ Great pressure is place on the environment due to poor waste management practices which inevitably lead to degradation of our environment. Therefore, waste disposal sites that are badly sighted, designated and separated, increase the risk of soil, water and atmospheric pollution.

Below are examples of resolved environmental complaints