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Rossing Uranium has solidified the extension of its agreement with the Namibian Police Force to another three years to repair old, rusted, and faulty police vehicles at Swakopmund at a cost of N$750,000.

A total of 11 police vehicles were refurbished and maintained by the uranium mine for the past two years, at a cost of N$250,000.

Due to the wet weather conditions in the coastal towns, cars are prone to rust, and the bodies of the vehicles are damaged easily if proper care and maintenance are not taken. 

Given the cooperation between the mine and the Erongo regional police, the mine plans to continue that support by maintaining the police vehicle fleet until 2026.

Erongo Regional Commander, Commissioner Nikolaus Kupembona, says the assistance will boost the morale of the police officers in the region.

"With a heart full of gratitude and appreciation for the generosity and support shown by the mine towards the Namibian Police Force, your commitment to assisting the Namibian Police Force in the maintenance of vehicles is a testament to your commitment to the safety and security of our community. As Erongo Police Regional Commander, I witnessed firsthand the importance of having a reliable and well-maintained vehicle to carry out our duties effectively. The support provided by the mine has not only helped us in ensuring the operational readiness of our flees but also boosted the morale of our officers, who know that they have the necessary resources to carry out their duties."

The mine extended a helping hand to the region's police, with the assistance of N$750,000 to be channelled towards the servicing and upkeep, including mechanical repairs, of police vehicles in the towns of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, and Arandis.

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