PDM accuses Oshakati Town Council of violating state of emergency regulations

PDM accuses Oshakati Town Council of violating state of emergency regulations

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) has accused the Oshakati Town Council of violating the state of emergency regulations, which in this case is the mandatory wearing of face masks in public.
The party's regional coordinator, Theofelus Kamati claims hundreds of residents who waited to receive food parcels did not wear face masks waited at the Omandengu Community Centre in the Evululuko location.
"This followed the council's public call for people to collect their COVID-19 food parcels from the centre," Kamati told NAMPA in an interview during the distribution.
He suggested that council should in future distribute the food to people in small groups of at least 10 individuals and provide free face masks to the beneficiaries.
Approached for comment, Oshakati Mayor Angelus Iiyambo, however, said it was not their intention to have a large gathering of people as they had, in fact, identified only a few households to collect the handouts.
Although he admitted that a lot of people gathered at the centre, he said not all of them were beneficiaries.
The mayor said PDM "should not politicise the distribution of food to people who are being assisted by the government because they are going hungry."