29 Nov 2016 17:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 29 NOV (NAMPA) - The Otjozondjupa police met with various stakeholders on Tuesday to discuss policing methods to be employed during the festive season.
The meeting was chaired by Namibian Police Force (NamPol)s Commander in the Otjozondjupa Region, Commissioner Armas Shivute.
The Otjozondjupa police officially started their policing activities for the festive season on 16 November 2016, which will run until 17 January 2017.
The meeting was amongst others attended by representatives of the Otjiwarongo Municipality traffic and fire brigade, ambulance services, private emergency service operators and the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA). Members of neighbourhood watches, officials from the department of customs and excise in the Ministry of Finance, Roads Authority, Namibia Farmers Association Forum and police reservists also attended the meeting.
Owner of Aljo Investment and Towing Services, Joel Paulus and Managing Director of Khaibasen Security Services, Marshal Khaibasen donated seven mobile phones and N.dollars 200 airtime each to police stations at Okahandja, Otjiwarongo (two mobile phones), Outjo, Otavi, Grootfontein and Kombat.
We will do what the Namibian Constitution demands from us in the execution of our policing mandate, said Shivute.
The commander said all motorists and the general public should see to it that the laws of the country are respected at all times.
He also said members of the police force in the region should make sure they maintain law and order without fear or favour during the festive season.
Shivute said from 16 November, all police force members in the region intensified their street patrols - on foot and in vehicles. Unexpected police roadblocks will also be set up, amongst other policing methods.
The Otjozondjupa Region has 1 051 police officers and 27 police stations.