A CASE of theft was reported at the Namibian police at Tsandi in the Omusati Region recently after a military-grade tent was stolen from a veterinary checkpoint on the Iitananga-Omakange main road.
With the recent outbreak of the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) in the Northern regions, the veterinary services of the ministry of agriculture have set up checkpoints to control the movement and transportation of livestock.
However, the Iitananga checkpoint is manned only during the day and early evening, but the officials leave the checkpoint before the curfew kicks in to go and sleep elsewhere.
Omusati police’s community affairs officer, Inspector Lineekela Shikongo, put the value of the stolen olive green tent at N$15 000.
He said that the tent is clearly marked “Omusati Regional Council”.
Meanwhile, the outbreak of the FMD – first reported in the Oshikoto Region end last year – has negatively affected the raw meat market and the lucrative kapana trade.
Many people who make a living grilling and cooking meat for sale, have either folded their business or shifted to boerewors, fish and other alternatives.