Maun farmers ask govt to cancel P105m loan

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MAUN: Ngamiland farmers have appealed to government to clear the P105 million in loans they owe under the National Development Bank (NDB) Foot and Mouth Relief Fund.

The farmers made the call during a meeting addressed by the Ngamiland Farmers Association (NFA) on Tuesday at the Batawana Kgotla.

The farmers said they cannot pay back their loans because Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) has made selling cattle impossible over the years.  They cried that this year's drought which has left more than 15 000 cattle dead in the district, has exacerbated the situation.

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