Ongwediva businesses donate towards Operation Omake

16 Mar 2016 15:30pm
ONGWEDIVA, 16 MAR (NAMPA) – Local businesses have donated food and beverages to volunteers involved in the clearing and de-bushing of what is said to be criminals’ nests in the community under ‘Operation Omake’.
The edibles, which consist of fresh fish and soft drinks, were donated by Rhani Trading, while Benz Trading Enterprises donated N.dollars 2 500 used to purchase more soft drinks. First National Bank Namibia donated five cases of soft drinks; Ongwediva Hotel Destiny donated a food platter and 48 soft drinks; and Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust in Ongwediva donated about 20 boxes of Horse Mackerel.
Operation Omake, a joint effort between the Namibian Police Force and Namibian Defence Force (NDF), was launched last week in the Oshana Region to combat crime, particularly those that occur in secluded public spaces.
Ongwediva Mayor Angelina Angula on Tuesday told Nampa at the commencement of the operation that she is happy to have her town be the first in the region’s Operation Omake.
Angula thanked the sponsors, saying this is a good step in a good direction and it shows how willing people are to get involved in the fight against crime.
“One way or another, we are going to have a crime-free town and this brings so much joy to me.”
She also mentioned how this initiative has helped cut the council’s costs to have the areas cleared, saying those funds will be used to attend to other equally important matters that will benefit the town.
More volunteers, including students, are expected to join the operation as it continues until May this year.
Operation Omake has already been launched in several regions in the country including Khomas, Omaheke, Oshana and //Kharas.