Fransfontein police station officially opened
21 Nov 2016 12:30pm
FRANSFONTEIN, 21 NOV (NAMPA) The refurbished police station at Fransfontein in the Kunene Region was on Thursday officially opened by the head of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga.
The police station was upgraded at a cost of N.dollars 10 million in order to meet law enforcement demands of the Fransfontein and surrounding communities.
Fransfontein is located some 26 kilometres north of Khorixas.
Ndeitunga said the police station will reduce traveling distances of complainants when seeking assistance from the police.
The number of police officers will be increased from six to 18 to serve the community of Fransfontein and surrounding villages, Ndeitunga said.
Two new Toyota Hillux 2.7 single-cabin pickup vehicles were also handed over on the day and will be used to service the police station.
The NamPol head said the upgrading of the police station will also serve as a motivational factor and boost performance within the force.
Outgoing Fransfontein Station Commander, Mbwale Mwalongatjini told Nampa they will be able to render the required services to the community and will no more be relying on Khorixas police as it has been the case in the past.
He said common crimes reported at the station relates to gender-based violence, assault and stock theft.