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Drought relief tinned fish boxes stolen from Kamanjab sub-warehouse

by Rodney Pienaar

Boxes of tinned fish have been stolen from the Kamanjab constituency office’s drought relief sub-warehouse on three occasions after it was initially broken into.

The break in comes in the wake of the constituency office having tried to rope in Nampol to investigate the matter, regional councillor of the Kamanjab constituency, Angenesia Taritjie, has told The Villager.

“We opened a case last month after we noticed that boxes of tinned fish had been stolen from the sub-warehouse after it was broken into on several occasions. The warehouse is constantly being broken into and we as the leaders think that it is the same person that broke in two times and has recently done it again. I am so disappointed in the police,” she said. 

She  has stamped that community members will not be left hungry because of persons that want to benefit alone from the state relief meant for the drought-stricken.  

  Taritjie said she  has approached the police on several occasions to investigate the matter but to no avail.

“I went to the extent of going to the regional commander of the police but until now we have not heard or seen from the police’s side what they are doing about the break  in of the sub-warehouse. All the police do is relax a lot and not do what they are paid to do,” she fumed. 

She could not reveal the number of boxes stolen from the sub-warehouse.

When contacted for a comment, the station commander of Kamanjab police, Inspector Raymond de Klerk confirmed that the councillor's office had opened a case. 

“Yes. I can confirm that a case has been opened and the police are investigating the matter since 18th of February. I cannot go into more detail now because I am not allowed to share any information with the media,” he said.

Meanwhile, the councillor also took time to say that the Kunene regional leadership is failing to work well with people through proper engagement platforms.  

"Our people are left out because of the poor leadership we have in our region. I would like to say that once we have educated people to speak on why we have this food in the warehouse, then we would not have such instances. This is clearly the work of a person that does not know or has not been educated on where the food is coming from and for whom it is meant," she said.