THE sporadic rainfall registered in northern regions the last few days has signalled the dawn of the rainy season, giving hope to the local subsistence farms.
Good rains were recorded in parts of the four northern regions of Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Oshana, and Omusati.
Rainwater can already be seen in most pans, but there are still villages that did not yet receive a single drop of rain.
“Some villages did not receive any rain yet, but it is not yet too late,” said Kashona Malulu, the spokesperson of the Ondonga Traditional Authority.
He said that extensive areas, including Ondangwa and the nearby Onambango village where King Shuumbwa Nangolo’s palace is located, did receive good rains, but the eastern districts of Ondonga have yet to register a significant rainfall.
Angula Kanelombe, the spokesperson of the Ombalantu Traditional Authority in the Omusati Region said that sporadic rain was recorded in the area for several consecutive days.
Senior headman George Nelulu of Oukwanyama reported a good rainfall in his Eudaneko district last week.
Residents of Okongo and adjacent areas east of Ohangwena have also reported significant showers Saturday and Sunday.
As always, entrepreneurs have once again grabbed the opportunity, buying and re-selling a variety of seeds, fertilizers, and agricultural tools at open markets and on the streets.