Two-hundred new vehicles handed over to NamPol
20 Sep 2014 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 20 SEP (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Friday morning received around 200 new vehicles.
The vehicles, ranging from all-terrain vehicles to sedans, form part of 800 new vehicles acquired by the Ministry of Finance at a cost of N.dollars 260 million.
The Minister of Safety and Security, Immanuel Ngatjizeko told Nampa at the Israel Patrick Iyambo Training College in Windhoek, where the handing over took place, the new vehicles were acquired to help the police force fulfil its duties across the country.
This is a commitment by the Government of the Republic of Namibia to bring police services closer to the people, the minister said.
Meanwhile NamPol Inspector General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga said the vehicles will be distributed to all 14 regions.
It might seem like many but it is just a drop in the ocean, he said, adding that there are more than 200 police stations across Namibia.
Many of the police stations lack proper transport, which hampers the fulfilling of police officers duties.
They will be distributed in all regions and at all police stations. These vehicles will replace some of the older vehicles, the Inspector-General said.
He indicated that some of the vehicles currently used have more than 800 000 kilometres on the clock.
Ndeitunga also called on members of the public to report any misuse of police vehicles as he said the vehicles should be used for what they were intended for.