02 May 2019 15:10pm
WINDHOEK, 02 MAY (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Khomas Regional Commander, Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa has retired after serving the force for 29 years.
He is being replaced by Commissioner Joseph Shimweelao Shikongo, a media statement issued by NamPols Head of Media Relations, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi on Wednesday said.
Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa has competently, diligently and loyally served the NamPol in all spheres of policing, Shikwambi said.
Nghishidimbwa is one of the founders of the Special Field Force (SFF) Directorate and served there until he was transferred to the regular police force.
He held various commanding positions and has commanded a lot of important operations. He also attended various courses locally and internationally on leadership, management and investigation, Shikwambi further explained.
Shikongo joined NamPol at the rank of an inspector in May 2000 after he served in the Namibian Defence Force from July 1990 to 2000.
In 2000 until 2003 he served as Chief of Security to the Prime Minister, as well as holding various commanding positions including chief inspector in 2003. Shikongo also served as the deputy commanding officer of the Very Important Persons Protection Directorate (VIPPD) until 2004.
He was deployed to the Wanaheda Criminal Investigation Unit as deputy unit commander up until 2005.
Afterwards, he served as senior staff officer then Deputy Inspector General for Operations and was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner in 2011.
Shikongo in addition participated in various United Nations and Southern African Development Community (SADC) missions.
In the most recent mission, he was deployed as part of the SADC preventative mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho from December 2017 to November 2018.