NamPol wants public to maintain peace during elections

WINDHOEK; The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) do not expect any irregularities to occur during Presidential and National Assembly elections in the Khomas Region on Friday.

Regional Commander for the Khomas Region, Major-General Desiderius Shilunga told Nampa upon enquiry on Thursday that NamPol is expecting the public to adhere to the elections’ code of conduct as outlined by the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN).

He is thus confident that the public is committed to assisting NamPol in maintaining a peaceful and stabilised environment during and after the election process.

“In terms of the code of conduct, we are referring to not making noise outside the polling stations, not turning up at polling venues under the influence of alcohol, and no violence outside the polling venues,” he said.

Shilunga noted that about 600 police officers have been deployed to assist with the elections in the Khomas Region, while others will continue to perform their essential duties like guarding of properties, patrolling, guarding criminals in hospitals and working at charge offices.

“Not much has been changed for the elections, therefore all we have done is make a small amendment to our normal operations,” he said.

Members of the police force have gone through various workshops to get sensitised on the management of the elections.

‘Anything can happen, and therefore we are ready to ensure that the elections run smoothly when it comes to peace, safety and security in the region,” he said.

SOURCE: NAMPA