CHAIRPERSON of Oshikuku Town Council, Modestus Amutse, said that allegations being made by the public that drought relief food is only given to SWAPO Party members in Oshikuku are false.
Amutse said during the official opening of Oshipe Annual Trade Fair (OATF) held at Oshikuku on Tuesday that the drought relief food is provided to everyone by the government irrespective of colour, political party affiliations or tribe
“A caller, who called in on a radio program was apparently informed so by someone who is not a Swapo Party member,” said Amutse.
According to Amutse nobody came to their office to report the matter, despite the rumors spreading like wildfire.
He then challenged people to come forward and report such incidents.
Amutse stated that so far a total of 2 868 people out of 214 000 that were registered beneficiaries for drought relief received aid in the region where 33 600 households were found to be vulnerable.
Meanwhile, 241 people in Oshikuku registered and benefited so far from the relief program.