13 Dec 2018 17:00pm
OMATWADIVA, 13 DEC (NAMPA) The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has a projected goal that by the year 2030, Namibia should have adequate police facilities, such as stations, barracks, office accommodation, training centres and other facilities benefiting the force and nation.
NamPol Inspector-General, Sebastian Ndeitunga said this while officially inaugurating the Omuvelo waKashamane Police Post at the Omatwadiva village of the Okalongo Constituency in the Omusati Region on Thursday.
Ndeitunga pointed out that all strategic areas across the country where police services are needed will be covered.
These achievements, Ndeitunga said, will undoubtedly yield the desired results of reducing the time of responding to crimes, both national and transnational.
He stated that with the assistance of central government, NamPol is making progress in developing the requisite infrastructures for the convenience of its members, especially those working in remote areas of the country.
Ndeitunga then applauded Minister of Safety and Security Charles Namoloh, saying he continues entreating the central government to avail funds for the construction of NamPol facilities across the country.
This is in line with our resolve to render effective and efficient service to the nation at all times, stated the NamPol head.
Speaking at the same event, NamPol Commander in the Omusati Region, Commissioner Titus Shikongo said the Omuvelo waKashamane Police Post, although operating on skeleton staff, is ready to serve the community at all hours of the day.
Please access us at any time you are confronted with a situation you are unable to handle, Shikongo urged.
Also speaking at the event was Omusati Governor, Erginus Endjala, who told the gathering that the post will be serving some 10 000 local inhabitants and is strategically located to curb cross-border illicit activities such as drug trafficking and fuel smuggling.
Endjala described the post as services brought closer to the people.
The post includes a charge office, two-bedroom house, two barracks comprising 16 and 10 rooms for male and female officers, a recreation area, kitchen, dining hall, water tower, tanks, standby generator and boundary fence.
It was constructed in two phases for a combined cost of over N.dollars 22 million.