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Kawana inaugurates N.dollars 84.4 million regional police headquarters

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In an effort to curb criminal activities, the Namibian Police (NamPol) officially inaugurated the Kavango West Regional Police Headquarters at Nkurenkuru on Saturday. The regional headquarters were constructed at a cost of N.dollars 84.4 million and the building includes a […]

In an effort to curb criminal activities, the Namibian Police (NamPol) officially inaugurated the Kavango West Regional Police Headquarters at Nkurenkuru on Saturday.

The regional headquarters were constructed at a cost of N.dollars 84.4 million and the building includes a charge office, staff housing and offices.

The construction of the regional headquarters was completed on 22 July 2022.

The regional police headquarters was previously housed in rented offices at a secondary school in Nkurenkuru.

Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security Minister, Albert Kawana, who inaugurated the regional police headquarters, said government had to start from scratch to build the much-needed infrastructure, after the Kavango West Region was only established as a region on its own in 2013.

‘The opening of this state-of-the-art police headquarters will open numerous opportunities for citizens of this region and ensure that residents of the town and indeed Kavango West Region as a whole, will receive efficient and timely police services,’ he said.

Government, he said, is aware of various needs required to improve policing in the country.

It is against this background that it will do everything possible to prioritise budgetary provision to the law enforcement to address the demands for training, with a view to improve knowledge and skills of the members, he added.

The minister also cautioned the police that amidst the current world economic downturn, they should use resources sparingly, so as to optimally deliver police services to the nation.

Speaking at the same occasion, NamPol Inspector General, Sebastian Ndeitunga, extended appreciation to the government for continuing to ensure that the law enforcement is supported in terms of infrastructure development, despite the world economic downturn.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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