India donates to drought relief

01 Jun 2019 10:20am
WINDHOEK, 01 JUN (NAMPA) – The High Commission of India has announced that it will donate 1 000 Metric Tonnes (MT) of food grain to Namibia’s drought relief programme.
In a media statement issued on Friday, Indian High Commissioner to Namibia, Prashant Agrawal said the donation of 1 000 MT of rice and mahangu is aimed at assisting Namibia to cope with the current national emergency caused by the drought.
“In keeping with our close and fraternal ties, the people and the Government of India stand with the people and the Government of Namibia in solidarity in this hour of need and action,” he said.
President Hage Geingob declared a state of emergency due to the drought last month.
(NAMPA)
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