Namibia: No Oktoberfest This Year

One of Windhoek's biggest annual events has been cancelled due to the ongoing national ban on mass gatherings.

Namibia Breweries Limited, the main sponsor of the Windhoek Oktoberfest, announced this yesterday.

"This official announcement for the Oktoberfest is based upon the outbreak of Covid-19, and a directive passed by president Hage Geingob that all big events be cancelled or put on hold," the statement read.

NBL is a subsidiary of the O & L group of companies.

Rene Duffy, global marketing manager of NBL, said the decision was not easy.

"It is with a heavy heart that NBL announces the cancellation of the annual event, scheduled for 30 and 31 October 2020," she said.

More From: Namibian

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.