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Thu, 23 May 2019 18:28 - Updated Thu, 23 May 2019 18:29

Namibe: Government assists drought victims

Moçâmedes -At least 120 tons of food products were distributed Thursday to the people affected by the drought in the south-west Namibe provine.

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The government distributed, among other products, rice, maize, pasta, vegetable oil, canned  meat  and dried fish.

According to the local deputy governor for technical area and infrastructure, José Chindongo António, the assistance  covered the residents of the five municipalities of the province.

They are  Moçâmedes, Bibala, Virei, Kamucuio and Tômbwa,  with the municipalities of  Virei and Tômbwa taking the brunt of the drought.

He pointed out that 50 percent of the Akz 2 billion made available by the Executive for Namibe province under the drought emergency programme, is earmarked for tackling water and the purchase of pasture for the cattle ".

At least 26, 500, out of 159,000 people, among men, women and children, are affected by the drought in the region.

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