04 Dec 2014 18:20pm
ONDANGWA, 04 DEC (NAMPA) The Deputy Minister of Safety and Security Erastus Uutoni says the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) is continuing to provide better a working environment to its members.
He said this on Thursday at Ondangwa in the Oshana Region, where he officially inaugurated a new NamPol station worth about N.dollars 8 million.
Uutoni said the NamPol Department is improving the working environment for its members by building and renovating Police facilities in all parts of the country.
He, however, pointed out that Police infrastructural development is being done amidst the scarce resources the Safety and Security Ministry is faced with.
According to Uutoni, the NamPol infrastructural developments are feedback to complaints of the dilapidated state in which some of the Police facilities are.
Uutoni asked NamPol members who will be entrusted with the new Ondangwa Police station, to take care of the facility for the benefit of themselves, general public and future generations.
The Safety and Security Deputy Minister used the same opportunity to appeal to the business community to partner with NamPol in the fight against crime.
We can only win the fight against crime if we jointly tackle it head-on, Uutoni charged, adding that a response to the call for the business community and those who have resources to assist NamPol has been minimal.
The Ondangwa Police station was established in 1962.
In a statement presented on his behalf by Deputy Commissioner Rauha Amwele during the official opening ceremony, NamPol Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga said no renovations or upgrading were done on the station since independence, with the exception of the construction of four additional holding cells.
The new format of the Ondangwa NamPol cells has increased the capacity from 80 to 160 inmates.
Oshana regional governor, Clemens Kashuupulwa also attended the inauguration event.