Namibia’s biggest mobile operator, MTC, has assured music lovers that they will be able to safely enjoy the 081Every1 Festival scheduled for August 11 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
The festival, featuring some of Africa’s biggest stars such as Davido, Runtown, Jah Prayzah, Heavy K and Busiswa, is expected to draw more than 15,000 people leaving many worried about whether safety and security for the event will be sufficient.
MTC, in collaboration with the City Police Crime Prevention Unit and the Namibian Police, held a press conference on Tuesday, to assure members of the public that there will be a tight security plan in place.
Tim Ekandjo, Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs at MTC, said tight security measures will be put in place, which will allow people to enjoy themselves without worrying about their personal safety.
“We want people to come and enjoy without having to worry about their safety or the security of their vehicles. We are looking at having at least four capable local security companies, the City Police crime Prevention Unit, City Police Traffic Unit, and the Namibian Police Force to manage and coordinate traffic movement and security issues in the vicinity of the stadium,” Ekandjo said.
There also will be trained and experienced security guards that will focus on watching over vehicles parked inside the stadium grounds and at two demarcated parking areas while over 160 qualified security guards will be placed in and around the stadium to ensure the safety of the show-goers.
Proceeds of the 081Every1Fest will go to the Shack Dwellers Federation through the Buy-a-Brick initiative.
The stadium will open at 11h00, and tickets can be purchased on www.webtickets.com.na and at Pick ‘n Pay stores.
Tickets will not be sold at the stadium and entrance will not be granted without a ticket.
It is advised that show-goers come to the stadium as early as possible to find good parking.