Namibian Police (NamPol) services are rated unfairly poor by the office of the prime minister, chief of police, Sebastian Ndeitunga said when he addressed the police stationed at Katutura and Otjomuise police station today.
Police services are supposed to be fair and transparent for the public which are our clients Ndeitunga told the police officers that were gather in numbers at the occasion.
“If we as police were a private company we would not have made enough money and would be brooked a long time ago. Police officers need to understand that we are serving the public and the officers must behave in a way to show that they care for the public out there. We have taken the oath to protect and serve the country. Some officers are so corrupt that they want to be paid by the clients which are the general public while they are getting salaries,” he said.
He added that NamPol are also delaying to finalise minor cases because of laziness and not wanting to do their job in a professional manner.
Ndeitunga a lashed out on police saying that some of the officers are just in the police force for corruption.
“They steal dockets to be paid N$500 by suspects. We are aware of the fact that dockets are going missing at police stations and this is unacceptable. I want the police to be professional. Police must speed up investigations because you are getting paid by the government to do the job,” Ndeitunga fumed.