UNAM and NamPol sign MoU in veterinary area

The University of Namibia's Veterinary School and the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at providing training and breeding dogs and horses for the latter's K9 Unit.

The unit is responsible for sniffing out drugs and security checks amongst other duties.

Speaking at the signing ceremony here on Wednesday, Vice Chancellor of the UNAM, Professor KenethMatengu said following the establishment of the School of Veterinary Sciences (VET) five years ago, it is within the University's mandate to provide NamPol and all agencies of Namibia with capacity building, human resources and skill technique to enable them to operate in areas of the K9 unit.

At the same event, NamPol's Inspector General, Sebastian Ndeitunga stated NamPol has lack of a person with animal expertise to look after the K9 Unit.

' We have many horses in NamPolGobabis farm and are very important for our operation' Ndeitunga said.

Ndeitunga added that buying the Animals is expensive instead of breeding thus signing the MoU is a golden opportunity for VET to be part of their team and breed and treat for them more dog in order to make NamPol work easier.

Source: Namibia Press Agency