Kavango West police officers rewarded for hard work and commitment

07 Sep 2019 10:40am
NKURENKURU, 07 SEP (NAMPA) – A total 27 police officers in the Kavango West Region were on Wednesday promoted to new ranks for long service and exceptional work they have been doing in the region.
Speaking to Nampa on Friday, Kavango West Regional Commander, Commissioner Josephat Abel said the police officers were promoted at a ceremony held at the regional headquarters.
Abel urged the promoted officials to continue serving the community to the best of their ability since their promotion came through the hard work they have been showing over the years.
The promotions were from constable to sergeant, from sergeant to inspector, and from inspector to chief inspector, while others received medals for long service.
“I commended those who got new ranks and urged them to serve the community because the promotions are not just for decoration; they are in the interest of serving the community,” said the regional commander.
Abel encouraged those who were not promoted to not get discouraged, but to be motivated to work very hard and be considered for the next promotion.
“I am also calling upon those who are negative and just demanding promotions to show an interest in serving their community. It is not an issue of being promoted because you have been in the force for a long period, it is about hard work and commitment,” he stressed.
On crime in general Abel said crime is under control, however, there is a growing concern of drinking and driving by motorists - for which he gave a stiff warning to the motorists to refrain from driving under the influence of alcohol.
He also said there are a lot of people driving vehicles without driving licences, contributing to hit and run incidents, and noted that the police are hard at work to make sure that these issues are minimised in the region.