THE Windhoek-based Otindi Cleaning Services has teamed up with the Namibian Police in curbing the spread of the coronavirus by deploying volunteers at police roadblocks to sanitize vehicles and their occupants.
The initiative started at a roadblock on the Okatana – Onhuno main road in the Oshana Region, but the idea is to eventually cover the whole country.
A team of local volunteers sanitizes every vehicle that passes by the roadblock from 8:00 to 17:00.
Manga Iibita of the Ministry of Health expressed satisfaction in seeing Namibians who care for the life and wellbeing of fellow Namibians. “I hope this initiative would spread to all the corners of the country,” said Iibita.
The initiative was equally appreciated by the Oshana regional health director Johanna Imene.
According to NamPol’s Deputy Commissioner Kashuupulwa, the initiative enjoys the full approval of the Inspector General of the police, Sebastian Ndeitunga.
The initiative was the brain-child of Simon Ndume who said that the aim is to ensure that all roadblocks and border-posts are covered.
He said that they are still looking for volunteers.
David Paulus, the initiative coordinator, said: “We do not have funds. The volunteers are volunteers in the strict sense of the word. They are not paid, but are given ‘something small’ to sustain themselves,” he said.
He exhorted more Namibian businesses and other stakeholders to come on board.