City Police threaten to arrest /Khomanin Traditional Authority over Groot Aub borehole

City Police threaten to arrest /Khomanin Traditional Authority over Groot Aub borehole

The City of Police has threatened to arrest leaders of the /Khomanin traditional authority and issue fines to the business community of Groot Aub.
The Windhoek City Police could not state which by-laws the /Khomanin Traditional Authority has broken by drilling a borehole.
City Police spokesperson, Gerry Shikesho informed NBC News that the group did not follow procedures.
"The law is the law and procedures were not followed. We are acting on instructions," he said.
At least 600 community members of Groot Aub settlement in the Windhoek Rural Constituency have been without water since 2003.
This morning's drilling resulted in water being found, sparking joy in the community.
NBC News established that the borehole is being drilled on land which belongs to the /Khomanin Traditional Authority.
Walter Haseb, the advisor to the chief's council says that the City of Windhoek does not have jurisdiction.
City officials have been sending NBC News from pillar to post when asked to provide clarity on the matter.
The /Khomanin Traditional Authority says it has been waiting for the council to pass a resolution since 2003.
With the COVID19 state of emergency, they decided to go ahead and drill for water without council approval.