NamPol challenged by lack of offices: Ndeitunga

16 Dec 2018 18:00pm
RUNDU, 16 DEC (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) continues to experience various challenges including a lack of offices where its members can carry out their duties properly.
In a statement read on his behalf during the inauguration of the Bunya Police Post on Saturday, NamPol’s Inspector-General, Sebastian Ndeitunga said these challenges (sufficient offices) continue to handicap personnel deployment strategies, explaining the importance of the newly-constructed facility.
He said this would allow NamPol to deploy its human capital properly.
“It is through developments such as this one that we can and will contribute better to the socio-economic development of the country,” he said.
This can be done in a peaceful, safe and secure environment, thereby improving and uplifting the living standards of the people in fulfilment of the Harambee Prosperity Plan and the national development plans, he added.
The continued improvement of the infrastructure is geared towards ensuring that a decent and conducive working environment is maintained for the men and women in uniform.
Ndeitunga said this partly serves as motivation to boost performance within the organisation.
“Happy employees deliver quality services to the public. It is imperative that the police with the help of the central government continue to invest in such developments,” he said.
Speaking at the same occasion the Hompa of the Mbunza Traditional Authority, Alfons Kaundu called on the residents of Bunya to desist from vandalising the facility, urging each and every resident to rather play the role of police and report any wrongdoing done to the facility.
The use of cannabis, assaults and drunkenness, Kaundu said, are common in Bunya, further calling on the police to work together with the community in fighting these ills.
He noted that the police must not ignore members of the community who come to open cases but rather help them as this is the only way the country can move forward.
The facility was constructed at a cost of N.dollars 29 million.