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Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:45 - Updated Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:24

Agriculture Ministry has 750,000 Euros to tackle drought in Cunene

Ondjiva - At least Eur 750,000 have been made available for the construction of 15 water wells, vaccines and medicines acquisition for bovine cattle, to tackle the drought that has devastated the southern Cunene Province, the minister of Agriculture and Forests, Marcos Nhunga, said on Wednesday.

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Marcos Nhunga, minister of Agriculture and Forests.

Photo: Clemente dos Santos

Cunene: drought affecting severely the cattle in country's south

Photo: TARCISIO VILELA

Apart from the said figure, the amount made available by the European Union will enable the rehabilitation of 15 zoo-sanitary structures used for the treatment of animals, said the official.

However, the minister underscored that other actions have also been undertaken, such as technical assistance through the veterinarian services and feeding of the animals.

At least19,000 heads of cattle have died as a result of the drought ,which has affected 702,149 animals.

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