NamPol serious about addressing gender inequality: Ndeitunga

Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga said the force will continue promoting more women in order to address gender unbalance.

Ndeitunga made the remarks on Thursday at a press conference held during his visit to the //Kharas Region to officially introduce the newly appointed NamPol Regional Commander, David Indongo.

He said currently women form 32 per cent in the force and this according to him will continue to increase.

Ndeitunga during the meeting announced that the deputy commissioner vacant position in the //Kharas region must be occupied by a woman.

I am ready to appoint the rightful candidate for the position, am waiting for the relevant authority to present to me that woman that is to be promoted, he said.

Ndeitunga slammed those who consider women to be less intelligent and in the process are denied to be placed in management and decision making position.

All those women who are promoted are competent and are hard working, that attitude of seeing women as less intelligent is not right how can your own mother be less intelligent, questioned Ndeitunga.

He further warn officers against awol adding that he has been receiving complaint especially from Noordoewer about officers that disappear from work during working hours.

I have a big concern about awol in this region especially Noordoewer, officers disappear from work and are no way to be found especially on the 20 th of the month, he stressed.

The NamPol Inspector General urged those in senior position to do what their paid for as they are not put in those position to decorate but to render services to the force and to the public.

You must account for the salary you get, this is the year of accountability, in fact why must you get a salary if you are not doing your job which is to control, serve and command, he cited.

Ndeitunga Call on the police force in the region to work together with other safety and security agencies adding that they all have a sole objective which is to protect the nation and they must coordinate the limited government resources available to serve the nation.

All those agencies under the Ministry of Safety and Security, we must work close to the to serve our community effectively and efficiently as we have to render services to the public, he said.

Indongo took over from Rudolf Isaak, who retired in April this year.

Source: Namibia Press Agency