Due to the difficult economic situation, companies started retrenching employees. The Bank of Namibia lowered its repo rate. Inflation at the end of May was 2.1 percent. The Fitch Ratings agency changed Namibia’s outlook from stable to negative.
Some parts of Namibia received their final rain showers in the first few days of May as winter slowly approached towards month end. The news Finance Minister Ipumbu Shiimi tabled the budget for the financial year 2020-21 in Parliament.
Good and widespread rains fell in April, even in some areas of southern Namibia. Most dam levels increased, with dams around Windhoek now being filled to over 80 percent capacity. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Namibia has also been under lockdown since 28
Good rains fell in many parts of Namibia in March, increasing the water levels of the dams, especially in the central parts of the country.
Namibia has received widespread good rains in the second half of February, which also improved water levels of several dams.
Many parts of Namibia received good rains in the first half of January, including the northwestern Kunene Region and southern Namibia, with seasonal flows of several rivers.
Widespread rains covering most parts of Namibia started in early December 2019 and continued over Christmas, causing several rivers to flow and replenishing low dam levels.
After a five-year pause, Namibia will start exporting game meat in due course targeting the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom as markets.
The first measurable rains in the new rainy season fell in the first half of October with several thundershowers in the northeast later in the month.
The winter month of August was unusually mild and also provided long spells of hot east wind weather for the coastal areas, including sand storms.
September saw the departure of winter weather except for a short cold spell at month-end. The first few rain clouds appeared, raising hopes for the rainy season to start soon.
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