More rains in Namibia after lengthy dry spell

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Namibia’s President Hage Geingob working on his Hadaloha farm in the Otavi district. Authorities have urged farmers across the country to take good advantage of the rains to plant fast-maturing crops to boost the country’s food security. /PHOTO: Hage Geingob – Twitter

Parts of Namibia continued to receive rainfall on Saturday after a lengthy drought affected agricultural production in the Southern African country.

In recent days, central parts of the country experienced medium rainfall, much to the amusement of residents.

The drought in Namibia was reported to be the country’s worst in 90 years, and was attributed to climate change.

Having massively affected agricultural production, the lack of rainfall had a negative impact on Namibia’s economy.

The rains were welcomed by President Hage Geingob who last week held a prayer for more showers as the planting season kicked in.

“God has heard our prayer. It is raining at Hadaloha,” President Geingob said on Twitter.

Southern African Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF) forecasts that Namibia will continue experiencing rainfall until March.

Authorities have urged farmers across the country to take good advantage of the rains to plant fast-maturing crops to boost the country’s food security.

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