NamPol refutes report on lack of transport at Khorixas Police Station
11 Jan 2019 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 11 JAN (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has dismissed media reports that the Khorixas Police Station has been operating without a service vehicle since November last year.
Online newspaper The Villager reported on Thursday that the situation has allegedly deteriorated to the extent that police officers have to escort inmates to hospital by foot.
NamPol spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi in a statement on Friday however said at no point during the reported period has the Khorixas Police Station been without a vehicle as stated in the article.
Kanguatjivi alleged that the reporter also did not contact the police for comment prior to the publishing of the article.
The police station has three vehicles - POL 8500, 8588 and 8388 - still in running condition, he said.
Eight vehicles were issued to the Khorixas Police Station over the past few years.
Kanguatjivi said two of these vehicles were damaged in accidents and three are not working due to mechanical breakdowns.