NamPol's Deputy Inspector General, Major General Elias Mutota, has urged holidaymakers to alert police officers in their jurisdiction when they travel.

General Mutota did some legwork at the Okapuka roadblock, where he also emphasized the increase in house break-ins during the festive season.

"We make sure that all police in the regions are always prepared to ensure that the safety on our roads is guaranteed," he said. "I would also like to assure the public that the peace and security situation in this country as we speak is stable," he added.

On road safety, the Major General advised citizens of the |Khomas, Erongo, Otjozondjupa, and Oshikoto regions to be on high alert during the holidays, with a particular focus on car accidents, of which most occur due to reckless driving causing loss of lives.

"Recent motor vehicle accident reports show that it has increased in those regions; the biggest headache is vehicle rollover, the second biggest is pedestrians, and the third biggest is coalitions."

Mutota, without mincing his words, called on road traffic officials to enforce the applicable laws against transgressors without compromise or hesitation.

During the stay of General Mutota at the roadblock, fines ranging from N$250 to N$4000 were issued.

Four drivers were fined for driving without a license, three for driving while talking on the phone, and two for driving with worn-out tires

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Emil Seibeb