Namoloh criticises SMS complaints by NamPol members

13 Oct 2015 08:40am
EENHANA, 13 OCT (NAMPA) – Minister of Safety and Security Charles Namoloh has called on officials in the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) to be committed to their work.
Namoloh made the call while addressing members of the force at Eenhana during his familiarisation visit to the Ohangwena Region on Monday.
Without a passion for their job, the minister said, NamPol officials will not deliver good service to communities.
He also demanded that the NamPol employees place the duty entrusted to them by the nation ahead of a passion for money.
Responding to some NamPol members’ complaints that they have served in the force for long periods without being promoted, Namoloh said promotion depends on the merit of achievements.
“Promotion is to acknowledge your achievements, and not to recognise your presence in the force,” the Safety and Security Minister stated.
He said the NamPol officials should work to be rewarded and not the other way around.
Namoloh also criticised members of the police force who air their grievances via text messages in local newspapers and asked them to refrain from doing so.
He said they have no right to complain in this manner and should instead channel their grievances by way of the set procedures of the force.
Namoloh at the same time urged the NamPol leadership to groom young members in such a way that they become leaders of the force in the future.
“Make them feel like they are part of the system,” he urged.
His next familiarisation visits will be to the Zambezi and Kavango regions.