Ndeitunga welcomes back UNAMID police peacekeepers

12 Nov 2018 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 12 NOV (NAMPA) – Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga welcomed back 13 members of the force from the United Nations African Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Monday.
The 13 men and women from the NamPol Contingent returned after ending their tour of duty in UNAMID, which they have been serving for one year in the peacekeeping mission in the volatile Darfur region. They were part of a contingent of 45 NamPol members that were deployed in November 2017.
“I am aware of the many challenges that you faced during your tour of duty. The challenges that I am referring hereto include attacks, hijackings, kidnapping and lack of food in some mission areas where food markets are non-existent in some instances,” Ndeitunga said.
He reminded the officers that NamPol has and will continue to support the officers serving in international operations.
The police chief also promised that his office stands ready to assist them psychologically and ensuring that they are well-prepared for their re-integration into their national duties.
Ndeitunga noted that their redeployment afterwards will be coordinated to ensure that their newly acquired international skills and knowledge will not be wasted.
In the same vein, he encouraged commanders to work towards identification of need-based deployment of the returning officers.
“NamPol will continue honouring its international obligations of maintaining peace and stability around the globe by sending needed and well-prepared officers to assist communities that have been affected by conflicts,” said Ndeitunga.
These officers will help rebuild societies for everlasting sustainable peace and security, he added.