Drought relief food items stolen in Oshikango

WINDHOEK: Food items meant for the national drought relief programme have been reported stolen at Oshikango in the Ohangwena Region.

The Office of the Prime Minister in a press release on Wednesday said the food items were stolen from the Oshikango warehouse.

It said a case has been registered with the Namibian Police and the suspects have been apprehended.

The OPM urges the public to refrain from buying drought relief items and to instead notify the Namibian Police of any suspicious sale of food items in their areas.

‘The Office of the Prime Minister is urging all 14 regional councils to safeguard the drought relief food items and to ensure the timely distribution of these items to the intended beneficiaries,’ it said.

Police investigations into the matter are ongoing.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency