Police station and barracks inaugurated by Minister of Safety and Security

KONGOLA: A new police station and barracks were inaugurated by Minister of Safety and Security Immanuel Ngatjizeko at Kongola village in the Zambezi Region yesterday.

This comes after repeated requests by Kongola villagers for the establishment of a police station to cater for the increasing population in the area.

Kongola village is situated 110 kilometres west of Katima Mulilo in the Kongola Constituency.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officials employed there previously operated from a dilapidated fort established by the then apartheid South African police force in the late 1960s.

Inaugurating the new N.dollars 25,7 million police station, Ngatjizeko said it will serve a large area.

He stressed that the strategically located police station, which is situated along the Trans-Caprivi highway, will amongst others deal with cross-border crime, the movement of people and illegal goods, as well as illegal hunting since it is situated within the Bwabwata National Park.

The minister said he is optimistic that the importing of illegal products, especially drugs, will be strictly dealt with as the performance of law enforcement officers will also be improved.