Governor visits fishing industry

More needs to be done

28 June 2020 | Fishing

Fishing factories need to do more to educate and safeguard their employees against Covid-19, says Erongo governor Neville Andre.

“Despite the fact that there is overall preparedness and readiness, there is still more that needs to be done in terms of providing more information and awareness on Covid-19, the general safety of the workers, sanitizers and psychosocial support.”

The governor visited fishing factories in light of the growing identification of positive cases at a fishing factory and with the aim of obtaining first-hand information on how prepared and ready the companies are with regard to curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He engaged the management as well as shop stewards during his visit.

“The employers assured me that all the infected, affected and isolated employees who are in quarantine or isolation facilities will continue to get full remuneration,” said the governor.

Andre also said he was encouraged to observe that most factories are doing away with systems which might expose the employees to the virus.

“The old biometric clocking system to a card system where each worker will have his/her own card is being implemented. This will reduce the risk of exposure.”

The governor however expressed his concern about the growing incidents of individuals both within the companies and outside spreading false information, especially on social media.

“This is causing unwarranted panic and leads to stigmatization of employees. I therefore call on all residents of the region, including our media partners, to refrain from spreading false and unverified information.”

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