10 Apr 2017 15:40pm
ATTENTION CORRECTION: Story changed to reflect that Major-General Desiderius Shilunga was not promoted, but was instead moved from the portfolio of Deputy Inspector General for Administration to Deputy Inspector General for Operations.
WINDHOEK, 07 APR (NAMPA) Fifty-two police officers have been appointed to serve in new positions with effect from 01 April 2017.
The announcement was made on Friday at a Namibian Police Force (NamPol) restructuring ceremony held at the Israel Patrick Iyambo Police College in the capital.
Nine non-commissioned officers were promoted into critical positions, while 43 commissioned officers retained their positions but were transferred to new duty stations.
Major-General Anne Marie Nainda was promoted from commissioner to major-general to serve as the Deputy Inspector General responsible for administration, while Major-General Desiderius Shilunga was moved from the portfolio of Deputy Inspector General for Administration to Deputy Inspector General for Operations.
Nainda is Namibias first female deputy inspector general in the history of the Namibian Police.
Former Walvis Bay crime investigation coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa from the Erongo Region was transferred to the Oshana Region as the new head of police administration, while acting regional commander in //Kharas Region, Deputy Commissioner Julia Sakuwa is now the head of police administration in the Zambezi Region.
NamPols Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga urged the promoted police officers to lead by example and guide their juniors in executing their daily duties.
The chief of police said promotions happen gradually, but only for those who meet the requirements, saying that those promoted should lead by example, respect their juniors, guide them and monitor their performance.
If members under your control are not properly supervised, then there is no control; a lack of discipline creeps in and duties are neglected, Ndeitunga said.
He warned that those found guilty of neglecting their duties will be dealt with accordingly.
Speaking at the same occasion, Deputy Minister of Safety and Security, Daniel Kashikola called on the men and women in uniform to carry out their duties despite Namibias financial difficulties.