27 NamPol members who served in war torn Darfur in Sudan under UNAMID welcomed back to Namibia

WINDHOEK: A group of 27 Namibian Police Force (NamPol) members who served in war torn Darfur in Sudan under the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were welcomed back to Namibia yesterday.

The officers were deployed in October 2013.

NamPol Major-General James Tjivikua, who welcomed the group back on behalf of Inspector-General, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga, said the management of the police will continue to support its members in doing international mission service.

He said the Namibian Police will continue to honor its international obligations of maintaining peace and stability around the globe by sending police officers to UN peace keeping missions to assist those communities that have been affected by conflict to rebuild their societies through everlasting peace solutions.

The senior police officer also made use of the welcoming ceremony to congratulate those officers who were promoted to higher ranks while on their UNAMID mission.

The peacekeepers faced problems related to conflict areas such as armed attacks, kidnappings and hijackings. NamPol, however, did not report any incidents.

Tjivikua added that the redeployment of officers back to the country and their respective stations will be well coordinated to ensure that the international skills they acquired while on duty in Darfur will be put to good use to benefit them and the police force.