Drought declaration imminent

Vultures feed on the carrion of a cow from a past drought
Vultures feed on the carrion of a cow from a past drought

Assessment teams are reportedly traversing the country, with their recommendations expected to guide President Ian Khama who statutorily makes the declaration of a drought.

The last such announcement was made in July 2013, triggering a range of state-funded interventions costing a collective P217.5 million.

Yesterday, acting Agriculture Minister, Patrick Ralotsia told journalists that ongoing assessments had already noted the telltale signs of drought around the country, particularly in the south.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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