Police officers complete Portuguese language course

18 Sep 2016 10:50am
WINDHOEK, 18 SEP (NAMPA) – Twenty-nine members of the Namibian Police Force who complete a Portuguese language course received their certificates at the Israel Patrick Iyambo Police College on Friday.
The course participants, 15 men and 14 women, were drawn from the regions for the 15-week course that started on 06 June.
So far, 116 members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) have completed the course since its introduction in April 2013.
Speaking during the handing over of the certificates, the Head of NamPol’s Internal Investigation Directorate, Commissioner Christopher Nakanyala applauded the 29 participants saying that courses of this nature demand hard work, but the participants managed to overcome those challenges and achieved the intended objectives.
“I am now encouraging each and every one of you to continue using the language and share the knowledge you acquired during the course. It takes time and effort to develop these skills and become an effective communicator,” said Commissioner Nakanyala.
He thanked the Government of Portugal, through its embassy in Namibia, for the assistance it rendered to the Namibian Government in equipping members of the police force with communication skills to communicate effectively with Portuguese-speaking people.
Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Portugal in Namibia, Gabriela Rocha and course facilitator Rui Afonso were among those who attended the event.