NamPol builds 12 new police stations over past three years

01 Apr 2015 21:10pm
WINDHOEK, 01 APR (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) continue to improve the living conditions and working environment of its members across the country.
A total of 12 new police stations, 10 police border posts, 76 police barracks and 21 houses were constructed, while 10 fuel tanks and pumps were installed over the past three financial years - 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014.
These figures are contained in the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) of the 2015/2016 National Budget tabled in the National Assembly (NA) by Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein here on Tuesday afternoon.
A number of state-of-the-art servers, improved database and network systems were successfully installed at various police facilities across the country during the period under review.
In addition, NamPol's electronic policing (e-policing) system has been rolled out to all 14 regional police headquarters, Hosea Kutako International Airport, Walvis Bay port, some police stations and seven border posts in the country.
It is further reported that some 1 799 new radios and various modern information technology equipment were procured over the past three years for the smooth running of the day-to-day operations of the law-enforcement agency.
During the 2011/2012 financial year, about N.dollars 2.1 billion was allocated to NamPol, and N.dollars 2.3 billion in the 2012/2013 financial year.
In the 2013/2014 financial year, it received N.dollars 3.2 billion, and N.dollars 4.2 billion in the 2014/2015 financial year.
The police got an allocation of N.dollars 4.7 billion in the current financial year.