NamPol ready for 2015 local elections: Tjivikua

23 Oct 2015 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 23 OCT (NAMPA) - Law-enforcement units will not tolerate any lawlessness during the voting process next month.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Deputy Inspector-General for Operations, Major-General James Tjivikua thus appealed to members of the general public to maintain peace during the election campaigns as well as during the voting process of the 2015 Regional Council and Local Authority Elections on 27 November.
He said in a media statement issued on Friday morning that they are ready and prepared for elections.
The senior police officer assured the Namibian nation that safety and security will be fully provided and guaranteed by the members of the police force before, during and after the polls.
The men and women in uniform are allocated a special voting day prior to the election date in order to enable them to provide the necessary security and crime prevention duties on the actual election day.
“It is, therefore, our sincere hope that the upcoming Regional Council and Local Authority Elections will proceed peacefully with no untoward incidents reported,” he said.
Tjivikua also warned Namibians to refrain from provocative acts while waiting in queues to cast their votes for the political candidates of their choice.
He further announced that all the necessary security arrangements in respect of the very important persons (VIPs) of the society will be put in place and will be well coordinated with relevant stakeholders.
Polling stations will open countrywide at 07h00 and close at 21h00.
The counting of ballots starts immediately after, and the results are expected to be posted at all the constituency offices as soon as it is available.