OKAKWA, 04 AUG – The Women and Men Network against Crime in the Ohangwena Region have purchased two taxis to generate income for the organisation.
Members of the organisation on Friday gathered at Okakwa village to officially launch their envisaged public transportation business.
Coordinator of the organisation, Nestor Moses told those present the taxis will start operating as soon as both vehicles have been registered with the transportation authorities.
They bought the vehicles for N.dollars 54 500 each, using money generated through fundraising activities.
“We are also going to create employment for those who are going to operate these taxis,” Moses explained, adding that the taxi operators will be carefully scrutinised before they are appointed.
The Ohangwena Women and Men Network against Crime last year also bought a double cab pick-up for N.dollars 180 000 with money generated through fundraising events.
They use the pick-up for crime prevention activities.
Speaking during the launch, Deputy Commissioner Abisai Nakale of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the region described the Ohangwena Women and Men Network against Crime as “the best in the country” and also commended the organisation for supporting the police in the combating of crime.
Nakale however urged members of the organisation to be transparent in their attempts to raise funds.
“Please appoint an accountant and ensure that the money to be generated is to the benefit of the organisation and not only for a few individuals,” he said.
The Women and Men Network against Crime was established in Ohangwena in 2011. It currently has 243 village centres and 4 093 registered members (volunteers) across the region.