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Namibia announces $40 mln help for drought-affected people

Thursday, 09 May 2019 16:27
Namibia announces $40 mln help for drought-affected people

(Ecofin Agency) - Namibia announced N$573 million (about $40 million) support to farmers and households affected by drought victims.

The victims will receive food aids, water tanks and facilities for their activities. Farmers will receive aids for their transports to grazing areas and the transit of fodders to affected zones. Those who need help for leasing grazing areas will also be supported and help will be provided for harvesting.

During the presentation of that initiative to the parliament, prime minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila invited citizens and partners to support the government in this procedure.

 “The Food and Nutrition Security Monitoring Assessment that has been conducted biannually since 2016 has consistently indicated that Namibians produces less than 40 percent of the cereals they consume. Based on the background above, it is clear that livelihoods of the majority of Namibians, especially those that depend on agricultural activities is threatened by lack of foodstuffs,” the official said.

Gwladys Johnson Akinocho

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