12 Dec 2013 12:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 12 DEC (NAMPA) - Twenty Namibian Police officers from different police stations in the Otjozondjupa Region on Wednesday received certificates in recognition of their hard work during 2013.
Otjozondjupa Regional Governor Samuel Nuuyoma handed the certificates over at the Otjiwarongo police station, with the ranks held by the officers including chief inspector, warrant officers and constables.
Nuuyoma urged all members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region to serve the nation with dedication and hard work.
He also encouraged them to now focus their policing services on detaining motorists found driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs during the festive season.
They are putting the lives of our people on national roads at risk. I dont want to hear about accidents on the national roads, which claim many lives.
Dont discuss the matter with drivers who are under the influence of alcohol, pull them off the road and detain them until they are sober, charged Nuuyoma.
He said he will use the powers of his office as Governor of the region to have any police officer who lets an inebriated driver continue on his or her journey, arrested.
He furthermore called on members of the public to also report the suspicious movements of criminals to their nearest police station during the festive season.
On his part, Otjozondjupa Police Regional Commander, Commissioner Joseph Anghuwo said the certificates were presented to the 20 police officers who had worked under the toughest circumstances to arrest criminals on more than one occasion.
He also used the chance to caution criminals.
Our festive seasons operations are ongoing, and my Force members are prepared mentally and materially to arrest you. I would like to warn all criminals in this region to be careful, Anghuwo stated.
At the same occasion, two recovered jackpot machines which were stolen in Otjiwarongo this year were returned to their rightful owners.
The owners of the machines thanked the Otjozondjupa police, and each donated N.dollars 5 000 to the police.
Meanwhile, the office of the Otjozondjupa Regional Governor also pledged to donate soft drinks to the Force members who would be posted at roadblocks during the festive season.