Business tycoon supports community policing

27 Jun 2013 13:30
ELOOLO, 27 JUN (NAMPA) - Business personalities, led by business tycoon David Nghipunduka, donated 13 bicycles and seven mobile phones to be used by volunteers of the Women and Men Network Against Crime of the Oshana Region.
The official handing over of the donations took place at Nghipunduka?s home village of Eloolo in the Okaku Constituency of the Oshana region on Thursday.
The Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga received the donation.
Nghipunduka, who owns the Peace Garden Enterprises and Sepia Investment businesses in Namibia and in southern Angola, also constructed an office building for the Women and Men Network Against Crime at the Eloolo village last year.
Speaking at the handing-over ceremony, Nghipunduka indicated that the donation is the contribution of the business community towards the maintenance of law and order in the country.
?It is also about crime prevention, following reports of a gang of young men who have been terrorising innocent members of the community, especially old people, at cuca shops here since last year,? Nghipunduka stated.
He pointed out that the leading members of the gang have been arrested by the police, and since then attacks on members of the community in the Eloolo area have been eliminated.
On receiving the equipment, Ndeitunga commended Nghipunduka and his colleagues for offering NamPol a helping hand in its efforts to curb crime in the country.
Ndeitunga, at the same time, appealed to other businesspeople in the country to emulate Nghipunduka?s example by also rallying behind the police in the fight against crime.
He also suggested that the business community consider creating job opportunities in their businesses for unemployed Namibians who are volunteering their policing services through the Women and Men Network Against Crime throughout the country.
According to Ndeitunga, all NamPol leaderships in the regions are under instruction to ensure the establishment of community policing units in their respective regions.
Commander of NamPol in the Oshana Region, Ndahangwapo Kashihakumwa told the gathering there are 3 624 effective members of the Women and Men Network Against Crime in his region.
The Network was established in the Oshana Region on 11 October 2009 by a group of 10 volunteers from the Kandjengedhi location at Oshakati.