NamPol deploys 11 officers to South Sudan
08 Nov 2018 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 08 NOV (NAMPA) - Eleven members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) have been deployed as peacekeepers to the United Nations (UN) mission in South Sudan.
This was revealed by NamPols Head of International Operations, Deputy Commissioner Helmey Abraham, at a media briefing in the capital on Thursday.
The 11 officers form part of NamPols last officers who are on standby before the force embarks on another campaign to recruit new officers for UN missions. Their deployment to South Sudan as peacekeepers has been attributed the fact that they possess extensive training skills in investigation, traffic, scene of crime, prosecution and logistics, to name but a few, Abraham said.
In a statement read on his behalf, NamPols Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga reminded the officers that Namibia is a product of international solidarity.
We as a country will forever be grateful to other nations that assisted us in attaining our independence. Hence, the commitment to deploy our own [officers] in peacekeeping missions to also assist other nations in attaining peace, he said.
Ndeitunga said through Namibias participation in UN missions, men and women of the force have always been accorded appreciation for their hard work, dedication, discipline and professionalism.
I therefore urge and encourage you all to continue in the same manner and tradition by maintaining the highest standard of good conduct, discipline and hard work, he added.