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President visits Cunene for two days to assess effects of drought

This Friday, President João Lourenço begins a two-day visit to Cunene, in the south of the country, where he is scheduled to meet with the governors of the provinces most heavily affected by drought (Cunene, Cuando Cubango, Huíla and Namibe).

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According to a note from the Civil House of the President of the Republic, João Lourenço will deal in the field with issues related to the development of Cunene, including the problem of drought.

The program includes a visit to the locality of Cafu, to assess the progress of the local project to combat the effects of the drought, which includes the water collection system in the Cunene River, the pumping process, the pipeline and the open channel.

The chief executive will also meet, in Ondjiva, capital of Cunene, with the governors of four provinces in the southern region that are heavily affected by that natural phenomenon (Cunene, Cuando Cubango, Huíla and Namibe).

The government official will have audiences with representative figures from civil society, namely traditional authorities, religious, businessmen and young people.