Government declares drought; provides for 2016-17 relief measures

H.E.  the  President,  Lt.  General  Dr.  Seretse  Khama  Ian  Khama  has  declared 2015/16  a  drought  year.  The  declaration  follows  consideration  of  Drought Assessment Tour Exercise, which was conducted from 1st to 26th of February and 4th  -13th  of  May  2016.  The  exercise  confirmed  that,  notwithstanding  the  late rains in February-March 2016, rainfall was poorly distributed and below normal in  most  parts  of  the  country.  The  exercise  further  confirmed  that  the livelihoods of a significant number of rural households remain vulnerable and will thus be in need of Government assistance in the coming months….Read more