WINDHOEK: Two more illegal shebeens were closed yesterday evening in the Otjomuise residential area of the capital.
Six were closed in Katutura on Thursday by Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officers.
The closures are part of the continuous operations by NamPol and City Police to clamp down illegal shebeens in the capital.
Members of the City Police inspected the two drinking holes in Otjomuise after several complaints about noise pollution were received from some residents.
Upon investigation, it was found that the shebeens were operating without licences or fitness certificates.
In both cases, the owners of the two illegal shebeens were issued with fines of N.dollars 2 000 each, and their businesses were closed.
Newly-elected president of the Namibian Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Nafau) Elias Jonker yesterday said he will not allow individuals to destroy the image of the union.
Speaking during a media conference in the capital, Jonker said once a person is elected to lead people, he/she is also mandated to lead the congress process.
The congress referred to is the Ninth Nafau National Congress that took place from 05 to 07 October in Eenhana, Ohangwena Region, during which Jonker was elected to replace Abel Kazondunge as president.
He said the congress arrangements should have been done by the president’s office, but the president sidelined his responsibility by opting not to participate, and as such he denied himself to be part of the congress.
Jonker was responding to media reports that former Nafau president Abel Kazondunge was not invited to the congress, and that there were substantial irregularities in the preparation of the congress.
He thus regards the issue as a personal agenda driven by certain forces attacking individuals within Nafau such as General Secretary Kiros Sackarias.