16 May 2014 17:30pm
RUNDU, 16 MAY (NAMPA) The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)s newly-appointed Commander of the Kavango East Region, Commissioner Johanna Ngondo was introduced to police officials and inhabitants of the region at Rundu on Friday.
Ngondo was appointed earlier this year by NamPol Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga as commander of Kavango East. Her appointment was necessitated by the creation of the new region after the former Kavango Region was split into two following recommendations by the Fourth Delimitation Commission of Namibia.
She was introduced to the law enforcement officers before a parade was held in the streets of Rundu for inhabitants of the region to have a look at the new police commander.
NamPols Kavango West Region Commander, Commissioner Olavi Auanga said during Ndongos introduction that she was inheriting a region that has a relatively low crime rate despite the fact that it has a lot of challenges in terms of human resources.
He informed Ndongo that the two regions are being served by a combined police staff complement of 1 600 dedicated uniformed men and women, whom he said are ready to render their full support.
I have full confidence in them that they will give you full support, Auanga stated.
He went on to assure her that despite the number of challenges the two Kavango regions face, with cooperation, they can successfully combat crimes.
The Kavango West Commander indicated that the two regions have a low crime rate despite the high population of over 200 000 inhabitants.
On her part, Ngondo thanked the law enforcement officers for the manner in which she was welcomed and said she will officially address them at a later stage.
She was also on Thursday introduced to the Kavango East Governor, Dr Samuel Mbambo, and was expected to meet officials from the Rundu Town Council.
A ceremony to officially welcome the new Kavango East Region Commander will be held some time early next month.