The government needs an estimated N$30 million to contain the locust outbreak in the Zambezi region. The outbreak of the African migratory red locust, the Namibian newspaper reports, was reported on 12 August 2020 in several areas of the Zambezi region. Agriculture, Water and Land Reform minister Calle Schlettwein told the National Assembly on Thursday that since then, more reports are being received on a daily basis. Schlettwein added the required funds are for manpower, vehicle fleet, equipment, personnel protective equipment and other resources to effectively combat the outbreak.