OPM clarifies drought relief eligibility

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has clarified a statement by executive director I-Ben Nashandi regarding drought relief food distribution.

The clarification comes after a report on Wednesday suggested that government employees, including school executives, directors, principals, nurses and police officers, were eligible for drought relief food.

The OPM noted that government employees with a regular source of income are not eligible for drought relief assistance.

The eligibility criteria for the drought relief programme’s food assistance remain: Rural households affected by drought, monthly combined household income not exceeding N$3 100, and not receiving any other source of food relief during the programme period.

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