The police are stepping up their commitment to provide safety and security with the inauguration of a new police station at Endola in the Endola constituency of the Ohangwena Region.

The police station, which was constructed for N$42.5 million, is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security's efforts to bring services closer to the people.

Minister Albert Kawana says that the new facility, which is equipped with modern technology and 18 uniformed personnel, has all the tools needed to combat crime. 

"I am reliably informed that the Endola Police Station consists of a charge office with three offices, one (01) radio room, one server room, one armoury/record room, a cell block with three cells, a doctor's consulting room, 2 x 2 bedroom semi-detached units, and 2 x 14 room barracks, of which 08 rooms will be for males and 06 rooms for females."

Kawana further says that this investment is a sign of hope for the Endola community, not only to prevent crime but also to ensure trust and collaboration with the community.

"Criminals are not alien species; they are part and parcel of the community. It is for this reason that the community is urged to work with the Namibian Police Force. On this note, I would like to commend the Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force for working closely with the community."

Police Inspector General, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, told the fourteen regional commanders that the days of operating in isolation should come to an end as safety and security cannot be secured if they restrict themselves in their respective regions.

"Commanders, let's go and do what we can do the best. Let's unite all of us, operation to operation so that we fight crime head-on. It's doable, colleagues. We can clean up Namibia and make it the safest place in the world. We can protect our tourism, our economy, and our animals. People travel from Oshana, Omusati, Ohangwena, and Oshikoto regions to go poach in Etosha. Etosha is a protected area, but criminals go there. Whoever is committing this crime in Etosha, their days are numbered."

Dr. Kawana also handed over the two vehicles that will be used for crime investigation and operations.

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Namibian Police Force (NAMPOL)


Ben Tsuob