Prime Minister Hage Geingob encouraged the Namibian Police Force to strive towards being the overall winners of the 8th 2013 Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation (SARPCCO) Games .
Geingob said this during a courtesy call meeting by the games’ preparatory committee at his office today.
The delegation was led by Inspector-General of the Namibian Police, Sebastian Ndeitunga who was accompanied by four members of the local organising committee chaired by Commissioner Des Shilunga.
The delegation briefed the PM on various matters such as the participating SARPCCO member countries, sport disciplines, Namibia’s performance at previous games, priority areas of the SARPCCO Games budget and the different sub-committees and technical committees.
Geingob thanked the delegation for briefing him on the progress made so far pointing out that the country should be proud to host this prestigious event as it will not only instil team work amongst the various participants, but also promote and market Namibia to the rest of the Sadc Region.
“Our Police Force should ensure that they organise and offer the best event in the history of the SARPCCO Games. The Namibian Government will provide its full support towards the successful hosting of the Games,” said Geingob.
On his part, the Inspector-General thanked the PM for accepting to be the patron of this event.
More than 1619 participants will attend the event. Participating SARPCCO member countries consist of Angola; Botswana, Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The 2013 SARPCCO Games will take place in Windhoek under the theme ‘Combating Crime, United in Sport’.