Drought relief late

Despite President Festus Mogae's announcement of drought three months ago, funds for relief projects were not released as soon as beneficiaries would have expected.

It took about two months for the cheques to be released by the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) to the districts. The last bunch was released last Thursday.

This has not gone down well with many residents in the rural areas as it was their only hope of putting food on the table when there were no rains this year.  There were little or no harvests for many citizens. According to the principal public relations officer in the MoLG, Kaelo Kaelo, the funds were delayed by the paying system that is used by government to release money. 

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