Distell launches campaign to keep shebeens safe
15 October 2020 | Health
Distell Namibia recently launched a drive aimed at ensuring that shebeens across the country continue to operate safely while adhering to Covid-19 trading conditions.
The drive was launched with the support of the Namibia Shebeen Association (NASA).
Namibia has recorded 12 000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the first two cases were reported in March.
Reflecting on the need to ensure that shebeens can resume normal operations while adhering to health protocols, Distell Namibia MD Leon Fouche said the company was committed to the government's efforts to contain the spread of the disease. “Distell Namibia is therefore committed to support both the government initiative to curb the spread of Covid-19 and assist our customers to trade in a safe and responsible manner.”
As part of the campaign, shebeens were provided with care packs containing hand sanitisers and face masks.
“Each care pack contains hand sanitisers, the correct face masks and educational posters on how to remain safe and lower the risk of the transmission of Covid-19. The packs are to be implemented by Distell's sales representatives who also educate traders on the actions needed to curb the virus.”
According to Fouche, care packs will be distributed primarily in Windhoek and the north to focus efforts on Namibia's more densely populated areas.
“I am proud to say the meetings between industry partners, NASA and the government to negotiate liquor trading have been indicative of how we as Namibians can work together when faced with a challenge. We hope to inspire others to follow suit and take up the challenge to curb the spread of Covid-19,” Fouche said.