By Abdul Rahman Bangura –
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS ( NABN ) Freetown, Sierra Leonne- Namibia, subsequently a year of reserving zero in their conventional silos anticipated to the shortage duration, cooperative planters in the Kavanagh West province of Namibia, are forthwith foreseeing a satisfactory proceeds this season pursuing big rains.
Precisely, natives in the ever-green nation similarly recognized for its fair rains year in and year out, survived tote their hands on their heads as they gazed their crops perished from the brutal heat.
Yet, Kivango was adored with sufficient sleet this year. In this regard, denizens grabbed benefit of it, but in their endeavors to plough as early as it started to pour. They are now peeking ahead to a good harvest.
“When it started raining heavily in December last year, we started ploughing. You can see the crops are in the fields. We are now showing off that we will be better off this year,” said Johannes Shatilwapo from Nyege village in Mpungu constituency as he toured this reporter into one of his crop fields.
He said that although there are some fields that were not ploughed because of good rains from December, which is the last month of the first half of the rainy season, the fields that were attended to have yielded crops very well.
Matheus Ihemba from Ekuli village in Tondoro constituency let out that, many people from his village and surrounding ones are also predicting a good harvest. According to him, if it will come out as expected then they will not always have to dig deep into their pockets for flour. One thing that is putting on them sleepless nights, is ravaging elephants that have already started terrorizing some parts of the region since the beginning of March.
Elisabeth Hamunyera, from Nyege village, said that if they will not be distressed by elephants, then they will have something to consume but if they persist eroding crops as in recent years, all their hard work will go to waste which will bring hunger yet again.
Raina Kandjembo from Mutambo village had her crops destroyed by the elephants. “Now that they started destroying our crops we are not certain that there will be something left for us, all these that is here is for them now,” regretted Kandjembo.
Kandjembo at mid-day, with her family stood in their harvest fields extracting some of the mahangu that has marauded but not fully ready to be harvested to save them from being lost to elephants. The townies proceed to dub on the state to gun them down or relocate them to national parks, as they are a serious threat to the region’s food security.
The region has continuously been terrorized by marauding elephants destroying food, community water points, and homesteads.
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