The number of people registering as beneficiaries for the drought relief programme exceed the estimates made by the government: SaaraKuugongelwa-Amadhila

The number of people registering as beneficiaries for the drought relief programme in the Oshana Region exceed the estimates made by the government, Prime Minister SaaraKuugongelwa-Amadhila.

The Premier made the remarks during President HageGeingob's Town Hall Meeting held at Ongwediva yesterday.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the first round of distribution which commenced in Oshana and which will end this month, has already registered 15 367 people as beneficiaries for the programme.

She therefore urged Namibians earning monthly incomes to emulate the example set by foreign donors and assist the drought relief programme by voluntarily offering a two per cent once-off contribution from their annual salaries.

Contributions to the programme by the business sector and international donors now stand at N.dollars 104 million.

Source: Namibia Press Agency