Minister calls on youth organizations, churches, schools and parents to actively educate young people about dangers of alcohol and drug abuse

ONANDJABA: The Minister of Safety and Security, Immanuel Ngatjizeko has called on youth organisations, churches, schools and parents to actively educate young people about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse.

Ngatjizeko made the call at Onandjaba settlement in the Omusati Region during the official inauguration of a new police station there on Monday.

The minister said the combating of drug and alcohol abuse should be a collective fight.

Ngatjizeko said the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) stands ready to fight crime in all its forms, but needs collective efforts from all stakeholders.

He at the same time called on members of NamPol to intensify their operations, particularly at border posts and areas that could be used as hideouts by criminals.

The Safety and Security Ministry, through its Department of Police Force, has established a fully-fledged police station and accommodation facilities at Onandjaba settlement at a cost of more than N.dollars 37,9 million.

SOURCE: NAMPA