Aug 03

Tebele slams government on drought relief

Gobabis Constituency Councillor, has criticised the government for how it handles the national drought relief initiative. Augustinus Tebele, said the government did not consult before they came up with ways to help farmers in times of natural disasters like drought. Tebele says whenever they get a disaster of this calibre, it requires people not to stand up from Windhoek, run into the region and do what they call assessment or sampling a certain area which does not talk to the real conditions on the ground. Furthermore, Tebele indicated that most of the farmers in his constituency do not benefit from most of the subsidies given by Government.