WINDHOEK – Learners have been discouraged to buy food from vendors who sell at schools as there are allegations that some sell rotten food.
As a result, complaints of stomach pains have been reported by several Windhoek learners who buy food from vendors during break time.
Constable Tauxab Theophelus of the Namibian Police Khomas Regional Community Affairs office said they realised that vendors are mixing unsold food such as liver, eggs and vetkoek with fresh food which they sell to learners, terming it a health hazard.
“Several learners were complaining regarding eggs, liver and fat cakes. We received more than 10 complaints from learners who had stomach aches as a result of eating these foods,” Theophelus shared with the Youth Corner.
He stated that after these complaints the police spoke to a principal of a particular school in Windhoek who said liver is sensitive and that he does not want it sold to learners at his school.
Theophelus encouraged learners to know who they bought their food from and what type of food they bought. He also urged parents to encourage learners to take food to school as this will minimise them buying food from vendors.
He is said that action would be taken against those selling eggs and polony.