Otavi police barracks inaugurated

21 Jul 2017 19:00pm
OTAVI, 21 JUL (NAMPA) – OTAVI, 21 JUL (NAMPA) – Thirty three members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Otavi now have secure and newly constructed sleeping facilities at the town.
NamPol Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga on Friday officially inaugurated these police barracks at Otavi on behalf of the Minister of Safety and Security, Retired Major-General Charles Namoloh.
In his official statement, Ndeitunga said the lack of proper accommodation to house police officers across the country was a challenge.
He said the newly built police barracks for 33 officers mark another achievement in the history of policing and the quest for NamPol to improve the living standards of staff.
“For this, we all appreciate our Government’s commitment in addressing housing needs of police officers in the country,” said Ndeitunga.
The barracks’ construction started in April 2015 and was completed in April 2017. It cost over N.dollars 14 million to accommodate 21 men and 12 women police officers.
The facility has parking bays and entertainment areas, and is fitted with solar geysers.
On his part, Otjozondjupa Regional Council Chairperson Julius Neumbo called on the police officers and community of Otavi to safeguard the buildings for them to be in a good state and last longer.
Otavi District has a high crime prevalence of stock theft, common assault, house break-ins and crimen injuria.