Ndeitunga lashes out at regional commanders

08 Feb 2018 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 08 FEB (NAMPA) - The Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force has reprimanded regional commanders for being “too relaxed” when it comes to inspecting government properties where members of the police force stay.
Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga, who addressed the regional commanders at the Annual General Meeting of NamPol’s Benevolent Fund here on Thursday, said there are some members of NamPol who vandalise government houses and police barracks.
“You do not inspect the barracks and houses where police officers are accommodated regularly. This is not a new thing, it is in our manual,” he said.
Ndeitunga said the commanders are too relaxed and added that those who do not conduct themselves according to the rules and regulations should be expelled or evicted.
“Because you commanders do not want to be criticised by the juniors you behave like pastors, soft-hearted. Every time it’s amen, even if they do something bad you say you are going to be forgiven and amen. Commanders you are not pastors,” he said.
He urged them to hold offenders financially liable for what they have destroyed and warned that the law will turn against them if they fail to do so.
Members who found themselves guilty of vandalising government property should be dealt with according to the relevant rules and regulations, he said.
Established in the 1980’s, the benevolent fund is a police fund created to financially assist members of the force.
The meeting ends on Friday.