Oshakati gets NamPol airwing hangar

22 Jan 2016 09:10am
OSHAKATI, 22 JAN (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) are determined to ensure a conducive environment for its members to be motivated in their operations, says NamPol Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga.
Speaking whilst officially inaugurating the police hangar facility for NamPol’s newly-established Oshakati Airwing sub-division at the town on Thursday, he commended the Namibian Government for availing resources for the provisions of NamPol facilities.
A hangar is a closed building structure to hold aircraft, spacecraft or military tanks in protective storage.
The NamPol Inspector-General inaugurated the facility on behalf of Minister of Safety and Security, Major-General (Rtd) Charles Namoloh.
He said services to be provided by the airwing division are very immense and crucial, as it is a support to NamPol ground operations.
Another airwing sub-division has been established in Keetmanshoop.
Ndeitunga told those who attended the inauguration of the Oshakati police hangar facility that his force managed to purchase only three helicopters, and the force is considering the procurement of more helicopters for its airwing.
He then urged members of the airwing to take ownership of the new facility and take care of it, while at the same time called on members of the public to refrain from vandalising it.
The facility was constructed at cost of N.dollars 14.8 million and consists of the hangar building, helicopter landing strip, offices and accommodation units for members of the airwing.
The Oshakati Police Airwing sub-division, according to Ndeitunga, is also provided with an official vehicle to facilitate the smooth running of that division.
Speaking at the same event, Oshana regional governor Clemens Kashuupulwa charged the Oshakati police hangar facility and its personnel serve the regions of Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshikoto, Kunene, Zambezi and Kavango East and West.
The visiting National Commissioner of the Royal Swaziland Police Service, Isaac Magagula also attended the inauguration event.