New Commander for Kavango East

The Namibian Police in Kavango East held a mass introduction of their first and newly appointed regional commander, Commissioner Johanna Ngondo, in Rundu on Friday. Ngondo was appointed by the Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Sebastian Ndeitunga, early this year.

Speaking at the event, Kavango West Regional Commander, Commissioner Olavi Auanga, who was in charge of the two regions until the latest appointment said it was indeed an honour and privilege to introduce the new regional commander of Kavango East Region.

He told the new commissioner that the force she will be working with consists of hardworking, reliable people who are guided by the police code of conduct “These members will give you their full support and I have full confidence in them. Obviously there are a number of challenges in terms of resources but despite that, this team will give you its full support. I know they are not perfect but we must understand that a human being is not perfect,” said Auanga.

He said the two Kavango regions have one of the lowest crime rates in the country. On her part the new commissioner said she was happy to be welcomed in the region.

“I don’t have much to say for today but time will come when I will have to address you all, but I’m happy to be welcomed by you all,” she stated.

The Kavango West and East regions currently share 1 600 police force members, among them 91 CID investigators, 28 detectives and 16 investigators who will most likely be divided between the two Kavango regions.

Ngondo was born at Kahenge village a few killometers east of Nkurenkuru. She started her schooling at Rundu where she attended Rundu Junior Primary and Rundu Senior Primary and completed her Grade 12 at Rundu Secondary School. She started working in 1997 at the then Ministry of Prisons and Correctional Services, and in March 2000 was appointed to the Namibian Police Force and deployed to work in Windhoek and at Hosea Kutako police station.

In 2004 she was transferred to Windhoek police station and later to the Pius Joseph Kaundu police training centre outside Gobabis as an administrator and later permanently transferred to the police headquarters in Windhoek until she was appointed as the new Kavango East commander. When asked how she felt about the new position, she admitted that it would be a challenge but with time things would fall into place, adding she was ready for the new task.

Source : New Era