Days numbered for illegal shebeens

08 February 2018 | Crime

The curtain is set to come down on illegal shebeens and liquor outlets that have been operating in contravention of the Liquor Act in the Omaheke Region.

So says Nampol's Regional Commander in the Omaheke Region, Commissioner Andreas Haingura, who said that the police will soon roll out a campaign to rid the region of illegal liquor outlets.

He said the mushrooming of shebeens and other liquor trading places, most of which operate without proper documentation, has become a thorn in the flesh of the regional police.

Haingura said that concerns have been raised by the community about noise pollution and long operating hours.

“The issue of shebeens is really becoming a problem everywhere and the Omaheke Region is no exception. This is something that needs urgent intervention, as it cannot be allowed to go on in its current state,” he said.

Haingura urged shebeen owners who are yet to formalise registrations for their outlets, to do so without fail. He added that shebeen owners who are licensed to operate are also amongst those not sticking to the conditions of their licenses. Such businesses, he said, will also face a close-down when the regional police start enforcing and checking for adherence to the liquor act.

The mass closing down of unlicensed shebeens some three years ago in the Omaheke Region caused an uproar amongst the Gobabis community, most of whom called on the office of the regional councillor, Phillipus Katamelo, for intervention.

The matter also appeared to have strained relations between the regional police and some local authority representatives at the time, who were of the opinion that the police approach was too radical.

Alcohol abuse in Gobabis has become a chronic problem, with informal liquor trading outlets, where cheap traditional brews such as tombo is being sold, far outnumbering shebeens.

Many people, especially the unemployed, spend hours at these liquor trading houses where they indulge in excessive drinking of cheap home-brews. – Nampa

Similar News


Polisie stel simbiose voor

2 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Crime

Die Namibiese polisiediens is sedert Maandag op Rehoboth besig met 'n inligtingsveldtog met die doel dat inwoners en die polisie hande vat om misdaad te...

Shape up or ship out

2 weeks ago - 08 February 2018 | Crime

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga said police officers in Rehoboth have until July to rid the town of criminals or he...

NamPol “jobs” on social media fake

1 month - 18 January 2018 | Crime

Widespread posts on social media stating that the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) is recruiting more than a 1 000 cadet constable positions, is devoid of...

Say no to GBV

2 months ago - 14 December 2017 | Crime

“If we want to provide a safe and sound future for our loved ones, breaking the silence is the only way we will free the...

Wen met KKNHW

4 months ago - 12 October 2017 | Police And Crime

Die Kleine Kuppe Buurtwag (KKNHW) het verlede Saterdag ’n bewustheidsveldtog gehou waar iets te ete, koeldrank en kaartjies vir ’n gelukstrekking verkoop is. Gelyktydig is...

Nog geen einde aan padongelukke

6 months ago - 24 August 2017 | Crime

Yolanda Nel Padveiligheidsveldtogte ten spyt, het 25 mense nog steeds die afgelope maand hul lewens op Namibiese paaie verloor. Volgens die Motorvoertuigongeluksfonds (MVAF) se webwerf,...

Fighting together for change

6 months ago - 24 August 2017 | Crime

Yolanda NelWith an increase in crimes targeting tourists amongst others, a petition was launched to change the justice system in the country.“Criminals get out on...

Help fight crime, police urge

6 months ago - 17 August 2017 | Crime

NamPol in the Khomas Region urged parents and community members of the Tobias Hainyeko Constituency to work together to combat crime in the area.This appeal...

Dozen arrested for drinking and driving

6 months ago - 10 August 2017 | Crime

Yolanda NelA week after the launch of the Stand Sober campaign to stop drivers from drinking and driving, 12 people were arrested last weekend. “We...

Niks kom van petisie

6 months ago - 03 August 2017 | Crime

Etlike weke ná die Kleine Kuppe Buurtwag (KKNHW) 'n petisie aan die stadsraad gerig het, is daar nog steeds geen terugvoering ontvang nie.Die petisie het...

Latest News

Polisie stel simbiose voor

2 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Crime

Die Namibiese polisiediens is sedert Maandag op Rehoboth besig met 'n inligtingsveldtog met die doel dat inwoners en die polisie hande vat om misdaad te...

Driving drunk a cause for...

2 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Accidents

In spite of the Stand Sober campaign that was launched in the capital last year in an effort to curb driving under the influence, more...

Streeksraad skenk aan skoonheid

2 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Events

Die Omahekestreeksraad het N$28 500 aan Rejoice Nunuhes (18) geskenk, wat die streek by die Mej. Republiek van Namibië skoonheidskompetisie gaan verteenwoordig wat op 3...

Cleaning the capital

2 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Local News

Cleaning the city is next on the Hugs 4 Christ calendar following the launch of their latest initiative.According to members of the group, they plan...

Power to be reckoned with

2 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Energy

As part of their environmentally focused strategy, the Cymot branch in Tal Street now boasts 175KW of solar panels, bringing the group’s total solar generation...

The girl behind the mike

2 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Art and Entertainment

Shannon Goses has been making her way into various media platforms, from music videos to the studio. She is aiming for it all.Shannon recently took...

The impact of the panther

2 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Art and Entertainment

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been going strong for nearly ten years and finally they offer something for Africa, too.The movie Black Panther made a...

Relationships, family and survival

2 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Art and Entertainment

It is not easy being a parent when the whole world seems like it is falling apart. How do you balance your own issues while...

Calling all Land Rover owners!

2 days ago - 22 February 2018 | Events

The Land Rover Owners Namibia (LRON) host a promotion day together with Direct Auto 4x4 Fitment Centre at 189 Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue in Windhoek from...

Load More