Ondwi Border Post do away with tent accommodation

21 Dec 2016 09:50am
ONDWI, 21 DEC (NAMPA) – The new infrastructure at the Ondwi Border Post demonstrates the government’s determination to continue improving the living standard of police officers countrywide, the Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has said.
Officially inaugurating the facility at the Ondwi village of the Ondobe Constituency in the Ohangwena Region on Tuesday, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga said all peace-loving and law-abiding Namibian citizens have the responsibility to guard the facilities against vandalism.
“I must remind the members of the force stationed here and the local community that these facilities need to be taken care of for them to last longer,” Ndeitunga said on behalf of Safety and Security Minister Charles Namoloh.
The post is situated some 30 kilometres east of the main Namibia-Angola border post at Oshikango, where NamPol officers operated from camping tents for the past 26 years. These officers were exposed to harsh weather conditions and ran the risk of becoming prey to wild animals and dangerous reptiles in the tents.
The government developed the infrastructure with more than N.dollars 16.3 million.
Construction commenced on 10 October 2013 and was completed on 09 December 2016.
The complex consists of the charge office, four offices, an armoury, two barracks, a two-bedroom house, two water tanks, standby power generator, battery room, solar photovoltaic system, entertainment area, covered parking bay and ablution facilities.
The barracks comprise 18 rooms of which 10 are for male members and eight for female members.
Acting NamPol Commander for the Ohangwena Region, Chief Inspector Erastus Nyambali told the same gathering that the welfare of the police members patrolling the frontier is being taken care of through the establishment of decent infrastructure at the Ondwi post.
“We will put these facilities to good use and we will maintain hygiene,” Nyambali pledged.