Ongwediva to auction unclaimed livestock

14 Jun 2017 10:30am
OSHAKATI, 14 JUN (NAMPA) – The Ongwediva Town Council will next month auction unclaimed livestock.
These animals were born at the council’s kraals from animals that were impounded over the years, but have since died.
The council’s Corporate Communications Officer, Jackson Muma said council has been dealing with roaming livestock, which they impound and charge a collection fee from owners who come to claim ownership.
“These livestock cannot really be claimed anymore because they were born there and were cared for by the council’s finances; some from as far back as 2007, so we have every right to sell them as per the provided Act,” Muma told Nampa here Tuesday.
The livestock on auction include 12 goats (nine males and three females) and 50 pigs (18 adults and 32 piglets).
The auction is scheduled to take place on 28 July 2017.
Muma could not provide the total number of animals currently impounded at the council’s kraals, saying the number increases daily.
He urged members of the community to take care of their animals to prevent impounding as well as to avoid them from damaging people’s properties.