Namibia has received 104 million Namibian dollars (about 6.9 million U.S. dollars) in donations towards its drought relief program, the Namibian prime minister said Thursday.
“The donations were received from foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, state owned enterprises, the private sector and individuals,” said Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila during the president’s Khomas region meeting in Windhoek.
The meeting was attended by President Hage Geingob, a few ministers and community members.
Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the Namibian government is thankful for all the donations.
“This shows that people do care about others. It is good for us to help each other. I would like to urge everyone to always help whenever they see the need to, as this will make the world a better place,” she said.
In May, President Geingob declared the prevailing drought in the southwestern African nation as a national disaster.
The drought, which has so far affected farmers, livestock and businesses, has also exacerbated human-wildlife conflict in rural areas. Enditem