UNAM and NamPol sign MoU in veterinary area

07 Aug 2019 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 07 AUG (NAMPA) – The University of Namibia’s Veterinary School and the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at providing training and breeding for dogs and horses, specifically for the latter’s K9 unit.
The K9 unit is responsible for drug searches and security checks, among other duties.
Speaking at the signing ceremony here, UNAM Vice Chancellor Professor Kenneth Matengu said following the establishment of the School of Veterinary Medicine five years ago, it is within the university’s mandate to provide NamPol and all agencies of Namibia with capacity building, human resources and techniques to enable them to operate in areas of the K9 unit.
At the same event, NamPol’s Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga said that NamPol lacked personnel with expertise to look after the K9 unit.
“We have many horses in NamPol’s Gobabis farm and (they) are very important for our operation,” Ndeitunga said.
He added that buying animals is expensive, rather than breeding, which is why the signing of the MoU is a golden opportunity.