Ohangwena community policing raising funds for vehicle

25 Jul 2017 11:00am
ONGWEDIVA, 25 JUL (NAMPA) – Members of the Ohangwena Women and Men Network against Crime generated close to N.dollars 190 000 during their eight-day fundraising trade show at the Ongha village that ended on Sunday.
The network is a community-policing group formed in 2011 by a few volunteers in the Ohangwena Region.
Volunteers have over the years increased to 4 097 stationed at 267 centres across the region.
Coordinator of the group, Nestor Moses told Nampa on Monday they generated N.dollars 187 929 during the regional fundraising event.
“We are raising funds to purchase our official vehicle; we want a new Toyota 4x4 pick-up that would possibly cost us close to N.dollars 400 000,” said Moses.
The group needs a vehicle to transport members in emergency crime prevention deployment operations, especially in the deep remote areas of Ohangwena.
Moses explained that since the funds raised thus far are not enough for the preferred vehicle, more fundraising events will be held at centre and constituency levels throughout the region in September and October.
“We will wind up our fundraising campaign with another regional event to be held early next year to ensure that we generate money enough for a good vehicle suitable for all the seasons,” noted Moses.
Commending the network in a statement read on his behalf at the official opening of the trade show on Thursday, Namibian Police Force Ohangwena Regional Commander, Shinedima Shindinge said the network is their important partner in fighting crime.