Safety Ministry wants more CCTV cameras in WHK

02 Nov 2015 13:20pm


The Ministry of Safety and Security will soon install additional closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in several places in and around the city in efforts to combat incidents of crime.

The installation of the additional CCTV cameras will augment coverage of the existing ones and assist the law enforcement agencies in identifying suspects and keeping track of their movement.

The initiative is also expected to make the City of Windhoek a safe place for its residents and visiting foreign tourists. The ministry took this decision following the killing of two sisters - Jacqueline Kuaseua, 18, and Cecilia Kambuu Kuaseua, 30, whose lifeless bodies were found in a Khomasdal riverbed.

Safety and Security Minister, Charles Namoloh in a media statement issued on Monday morning said his ministry plans to install additional CCTV cameras as part of a massive joint operation with other stakeholders aimed at curbing the seemingly escalating incidents of crime in and around the city.

"We have planned a massive joint operation with other stakeholders aimed at intensifying the crime prevention efforts, the protection of people's lives and properties, as well as an environmentally designed crime strategy that will include amongst others, the clearing of thick bushes and grass from all riverbeds in residential areas and informal settlements that have been identified as nesting areas for criminals," noted the minister.

According to Namoloh, his ministry will further cooperate with the Windhoek Municipality for the immediate installation of streetlights in several crime prone areas in order to help increase visibility in those areas. At the moment, CCTV cameras are installed along Independence Avenue in Windhoek's Central Business District (CBD) and other nearby areas.