Ndeitunga fears losing trust from public

The Head of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga says if the police fail to prevent crime and also fail to arrest those who are responsible then the public will surly lose trust in the force.

Ndeitungs made this remarks during a press conference here on Thursday.

If we cannot prevent crime we must at least be able to arrest those responsible otherwise the public will have nor trust in us. People must be able to say that at least the police did not prevent the crime but they are able to detain those responsible, he said.

Ndeitunga condemn investigations that takes long and that are poorly conducted which in most cases leads to cases being withdrawn and those responsible not convicted.

These investigations that take years if not centuries is not right, even the eye witnesses forget what happens and if they go into court they are unable to provide the information and in the end they contradict themselves. Some of the investigations are even conducted very poorly, Ndeitunga stressed.

He call on unity of purpose adding that the purpose of the police is to serve the people effectively and efficiently.

You must be united, be disciplined at all time and display hard work to improve the provision of services in this country, we complain too much and demand too much but we must be able to ask ourselves what can we can do for the people of this country, he cited.

Ngeitunga also call on the entire inhabitants //Kharas region and force members to work together with the new regional commander in the fight to combat crime in the region.

He urged members to use the limited resources that are available very wisely to serve their communities.

Drive that vehicle when it is really needed, he added.

Ndeitunga said there are plans to construct a police station at Noordoewer with holding cells to address the issue of inmate being transported to Karasburg which is according the Ndeitunga a waste of the limited resources.

It is well known that the central government has no money but we are trying our best to prioritise what is really need with the finances we have, so yes there is indeed a need of a police station at Noordoewer with holding cells, said Ndeitunga.

According to the head of the force the visit to the region was to officially introduce the newly appointed regional commander David Indongo.

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

Source: Namibia Press Agency