Geingob is aware of NamPol's challenges

22 Feb 2016 20:40pm
WINDHOEK, 22 FEB (NAMPA) - President Hage Geingob says he is aware of the challenges faced by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), and the central Government is busy working on a solution to the force's financial constraints.
Geingob made these remark during his familiarisation visit to the Israel Patrick Iyambo Police College in the capital on Monday.
He said he had been informed that such challenges and financial constraints are limiting some of the force’s capital projects, even though the law enforcement agency has achieved much with the little funds at its disposal.
“You should know that we are with you. I know some of the conditions in which some of you are living and some enemies are using that saying, ‘how can you say that you have peace when you are sleeping in these kinds of places’.”
He said Government is busy working with NamPol Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga to do something about it.
“Yes, patriotism is what you have been taught; is what you are. Patriotism is to love your country, to love your soil and your people.
“You sacrifice for them because of that, but definitely while you are sacrificing and drilling beautifully we are aware of what your needs are.”
The president said Government policies are very efficient with good policies, but the institution representing the people of Namibia has not been effective enough.
“The goods and services we are supposed to deliver to the ordinary people, some are still waiting for, and that’s why we have declared all out war on poverty and corruption. Corruption is also the one where buildings are overcharged and money that could come to help you buy what you are looking for, goes to somebody else’s pockets and that’s why that evil must be fought.”
Also addressing the police force, Ndeitunga said the young women and men in the force are proud patriots who ensure that they take care of security in the country, and are proud of the independence of the nation that provides them with the opportunity to study, be employed and to provide for their families.
On his part, the Minister of Safety and Security Charles Namoloh said the role of NamPol in the Namibian House is to ensure that all people are protected and to serve without prejudice.
“Comrade President, as you are aware, through prudent budgeting with the limited resources available we are indeed making strides towards solving shortages facing the police such as dwelling and office accommodation through the erection of new infrastructure,” he said.
At the end of the tour of the police college, NamPol members demonstrated a drug and bomb search using trained dogs, and demonstrated the flight of its Special Reserve Force helicopters.
High-ranking officials from NamPol’s 14 regional headquarters and other wings of the law enforcement agency also attended the event.