Otjozondjupa police intensifies operations

19 Aug 2017 10:40am
OTJIWARONGO, 19 AUG (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region cautioned motorists travelling on the B1 road to be vigilant because the road will be very busy this weekend.
Otjozondjupa Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Heinrich Tjiveze told Nampa at the Otjiwarongo Police Station Parade on Friday that a large volume of vehicles were visible on the B1 road since Friday afternoon due to the closing of schools for holidays across the country.
Motorists are thus urged to remain within the speed limit and maintain the recommended following distances between vehicles at all times.
“Please report to us any misbehaving drivers on the public roads,” Tjiveze requested.
Consequently, NamPol officers in the region will be deployed to conduct mobile roadblocks, supported by highway speed camera operators.
Tjiveze said NamPol will intensify operations on the permanent roadblocks between Okahandja and Otjiwarongo, and between Otjiwarongo and Otavi to inspect vehicles’ roadworthiness and check for cases of overloading, among others.
NamPol will also mount random roadblocks in towns in the region and continue to use bicycles for street patrols.
The bicycles were donated by the Ohorongo Cement factory in April 2016.
Tjiveze urged community members to work closely with law-enforcement agencies in combating crime by means of reporting suspicious movements in and around their residential areas.