Kunene Police urged to do more with less

30 Mar 2017 11:20am
OPUWO, 29 MAR (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol’s) Regional Commander for Kunene has appealed to officers in the region to adopt a culture of doing more work with less money.
Commissioner James Nderura briefed Nampa on Tuesday about the same appeal he made during a conference for the region's station and unit commanders in Opuwo last week.
“We must learn to do more with less and must meet the central government halfway in reducing cost and wasteful expenditure,” Nderura said.
He urged every commander to have a culture of cost-cutting and to use resources sparingly.
“We have read and seen the budget allocation for the new financial year and the allocation to the Ministry of Safety and Security has dropped drastically compared to the previous allocation,” he said.
NamPol under the Ministry of Safety and Security received a budget of N.dollars 5 021 327 000 compared to N.dollars 5 134 567 000 the previous year.
Nderura further described the seventh phase of the ‘Yesa Ongava’ operation as a huge success not only to Kunene, but to Namibia as a whole.
Yesa Ongava is an Otjiherero phrase meaning “Leave the rhino”. It is an anti-poaching operation by NamPol in the Etosha National Park initiated in 2014. Police commanders from Oshikoto, Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshana, Otjozondjupa and Kunene regions are rotated on a three month period to prevent poaching with emphasis on rhino and elephants.
“A total of 15 people were arrested red-handed; some with rhino horns in their possession and two vehicles impounded last year December in the Etosha,” Nderura said.
Nderura was the commander for Yesa Ongava from December to January this year.
Commander of the Omusati Region, Simeon Shindinge is the new head of the anti-poaching unit.