Namibia ready to host 2013 SARPCCO Games

14 Jul 2013 05:30
WINDHOEK, 14 JUL (NAMPA) - The chairperson of the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Co-operation Organisation (SARPCCO) Games? local organising committee has re-affirmed Namibia?s readiness to host the eighth edition of the Games.
This was done during a three-day SARPCCO meeting hosted here with the aim of assessing Namibia as a host country, and in particular to assess the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)?s preparedness to host the games in August this year.
A statement availed to Nampa by NamPol spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said the gathering was attended by representatives from all SARPCCO member countries.
The 2013 SARPCCO Games will take place in Windhoek, and will be held under the theme ?Combating Crime, United in Sport?.
The games were introduced in 1999 with a view toward cultivating a spirit of togetherness at operational level, and to act as a forum through which operational police officers come together and interact at a more social level to celebrate regional co-operation through sport.
In his closing remarks on Friday, the chairperson of the local organising committee, Commissioner Des Shilunga said Namibia remains determined and has committed itself to ensuring that all logistics are in place for the event.
?I would like to assure you that all logistics pertaining to transport, medical, sporting venues, accommodation, catering as well as all other relevant aspects are placed at the disposal of all participants and delegates when the games commence in August,? he said.
Shilunga further assured his fellow delegates that all observations and discoveries made during the meeting, particularly as relates to accreditation and registration of participants, training of officials and accommodation space allocation, will receive appropriate attention
SARPCCO has 12 member countries - Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.