Thursday, July 18, 2024

Botswana holds out begging bowl

Botswana government is holding out a begging bowl to international organizations for humanitarian aid to take the edge off the growing effects of drought.

A report by the International Committee of Red Cross Society, has revealed that thousands of Batswana, mostly in Hukuntsi, Mabutsane, and the North-East District are facing possible starvation due to drought.

It emerged from the report that Botswana Government through the Rural Development Secretariat under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is whining at the escalating costs of managing the drought and expressed need for immediate assistance from development partners and relevant agencies.

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