Drought-hit communal farmers in the Erongo region commend Government for the assistance

Drought-hit communal farmers in the Erongo region commend Government for the assistance
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Drought-hit communal farmers in the Erongo region, who last month received fodder to feed their livestock, have applauded Government for the assistance.
The lucerne and grass, worth over 2-million dollars, was of benefit to over 1 200 communal farmers from the Daures, Walvis Bay and Karibib Constituencies.
They each received two bundles of lucerne and four bundles of dry grass for their livestock.
Farmers told Nampa that they were thankful and hoped their livestock would stay alive until the rain season.
Paulina !Owases from a farm near Uis said drought robbed her of eight cattle and 23 goats, leaving her with only ten cattle and 20 goats.
Dennis Goagorab of Farm !Gai //Naes said he was thankful as the fodder rescued some of his dying livestock.
He called on the Government to give them more fodder if possible, saying the drought had left him with seven cattle from 18.
Chief Regional Officer, Natalia /Goagoses, who handed over the livestock feed last month said they diverted funds the development budgeted to aid the most affected farmers.
In June this year, President Hage Geingob officially declared a state of emergency on Namibia's drought.
At the same time, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said more than 600-million dollars would be spent on drought relief programmes until early next year.