Update 1: Harambee year-end review underway

13 Dec 2016 12:30pm
WINDHOEK, 13 DEC (NAMPA) - At least N.dollars 300 million was spent on the drought relief programme from the launch of the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) in April until September 2016.
Presidential Advisor on Economic Affairs, John Steytler disclosed this figure Tuesday morning during a presentation on the five pillars of the HPP at President Hage Geingob’s media conference on a review of Government’s development plan.
Steytler said poverty is driven by climatic conditions, thus a multi-faceted approach was required to alleviate it.
About 600 000 people benefited from drought relief in seven constituencies of the Khomas Region alone.
The drought relief, he said, was distributed to 22 354 households across the country.
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the activities and strategies of government Offices/Ministries/Agencies (OMAs) are aligned with the HPP to ensure objectives are implemented and met.
“We are on course with the implementation of the HPP,” she said.
Meanwhile, N.dollars 30 million was set aside for sanitation to alleviate the bucket system in households in the Hardap and //Karas regions.