GOBABIS, 22 MAY (NAMPA) - The Governor of the Omaheke Region, Festus Ueitele has heaped praises on the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in his region for its continuous efforts to keep the region safe.
Speaking during a medal-award ceremony for deserving police officers here on Wednesday, Ueitele praised the police for its crime-prevention efforts which led to a stop in gang activities at the town.
The governor noted that the tireless efforts of the police led to the wiping out of fractions of gangs which were threatening peace and security in the region.
?I take this opportunity to applaud you for your crime-fighting efforts, such as the successful policing of a notorious group which called itself the ?Skoonmakers? (cleaners), which terrorised people in the town of Gobabis,? he said.
Ueitele also praised the police for upgrading various police stations and police holding cells across the region. He said such exercise will improve the maintenance of law and order in a more tranquil working atmosphere.
?The police need to be commended for the upgrading of the Epako and Otjinene Police stations to ?A? and ?B? class respectively, so that our people can receive the necessary services they deserve.
Your ongoing efforts to open a ?C?-class Police Station at the Aminuis settlement, so that service can be brought closer to the people of that area, also deserves commendation,? Ueitele noted.
The Omaheke governor was also happy with progress made in the upgrading of various other police stations across the region.
He said the construction of Police barracks at the Gobabis Police station, and the extension of the holding cells there to increase its capacity, are all worthwhile efforts.
About 15 police officers, ranging from commissioned and lower-ranked officers, received 10 and 20 years? service awards during a parade on Wednesday.
Police officers also received commendation medals for outstanding discipline and service.