Drought-relief distribution nearing completion
18:13 Mon, 20 Feb 2017
Drought-relief distribution nearing completion | News Article
Cape Town - Distribution of feed to drought-affected farmers is almost complete, the National Department of Agriculture said on Monday.

Departmental spokesperson, Makenosi Maroo, says the drought relief relates to the R212 million that was allocated by National Treasury in the 2016-17 financial year.

He says provinces also made R198 million available through equitable share funding for the drought relief effort. Besides feed, the money was also used for borehole drilling and the construction of fire breaks. Maroo says the department expects to continue with support to the affected farmers of the 2016 drought.

- OFM News

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