OPUWO: The belated commemoration of the International Day Against Alcohol Abuse and Drug Trafficking took place here on Friday, but with less people than expected.
Only about 150 residents out of an anticipated 500 showed up for the event held at the Opuwo Football Stadium.
The event is commemorated worldwide on 26 June.
The activities were delayed for two hours as organisers hoped for more people to turn up, but the figures did not change much.
Kunene Governor Josua //Hoebeb said it was the responsibility of parents and traditional and regional leaders to teach their followers not to use or abuse alcohol or drugs.
The governor said communities and the government often blame the people who sell drugs and alcohol for destroying society, but they do it for economic reasons of demand and supply.
2 (WINDHOEK) – Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Tjekero Tweya has called on local retailers to allow small Namibian businesses to market their products in the larger retailers’ shops.
Tweya was speaking at the opening of a two-day Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) conference in the capital yesterday.
The two-day conference, which is taking place at a local hotel, is being hosted by Excel Business Consultancy in partnership with the publishers of the ‘Who’s Who Namibia’ publication.
He asked the South African companies such as Shoprite to allow local produce to be sold in their shops.
This, he said, would promote local products and contribute to the economic development of the country as part of companies’ corporate social activities, adding that there are corporates that are not answering government’s call to expand their corporate activities to the community in order to alleviate poverty and unemployment.