The Acting President Mr Slumber Tsogwane has announced that the Government has responded positively to the severe drought experienced this year, as seen by the extension of the livestock feed subsidy. Mr Tsogwane was addressing a kgotla meeting yesterday in Toromoja.
The Government of Botswana through the Ministry of Agriculture has extended the livestock feed subsidy to June 2024 after realising that low rainfall was experienced across the country this year.
Moreover, The Acting President added that the Ipelegeng quota has been increased by 10 000 across the country to further assist those who are much affected by the drought in farms. He urged Village Development Committees to not only hire people in villages but also look at cattle posts and farms.
The government has since facilitated the drilling of boreholes in different parks to aid the wildlife due to the drying up of the land.
The Acting President will continue with Kgotla meetings in Boteti West in the coming week.