Police to inaugurate new national headquarters

President Hage Geingob is set to inaugurate the new Police National Headquarters on Friday in Windhoek Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force told Nampa in an exclusive interview at the new building.

The building constructed at a cost of N. dollar 389 million will alleviate the need for police to rent multiple offices around the city.

In the previous financial year we spent N. dollar 3 556 512 per month on rent, this gave us a total amount of N. dollar 42 678 144 so in terms of cost saving in the long term the police will use the money to invest in other projects such as the construction of accommodation facilities for our uniformed members, Ndeintunga explained.

He said there will still be some offices around town that will accommodate members of the force as they gradually relocate to headquarters.

Ndeintunga said the new headquarters will accommodate over 400 personnel from various department within the force.

The inauguration will take place under the theme Modern Infrastructure to Enhance Policing for a Safer Namibia over a two-day period starting from Thursday to Friday, Ndeintunga told Nampa.

He said the Friday event will commence with a street procession from the Windhoek Police Station to the Snyman circle in Auspanplatz.

The following day we will have ceremonial parade at the Israel Iyambo Police College in Olympia to confer medals and Honorary certificates to members of the force who have retired and those who have performed their duties exceptionally well over the years as is customary for police forces all over the world, Ndeintunga said.

Ndeintunga further said the need for the street procession, conferring of medals and the inauguration of the new building to be held in one event stretching over two days was to remind the public of the important role played by police in society.

He said it is important for Namibian citizens to be involved in these activities and he invited the public to witness the events especially those who are related to members of the force to share in their achievements.

President Hage Geingob will be the keynote speaker at the unveiling of the inaugural plaque and touring of the modern state of the art police headquarters.

Source: Namibia Press Agency