WINDHOEK: The management of the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA) on Friday donated office equipment worth N.dollars 18 000 to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Khomas Region.
The donation includes computers, fax machines, bookshelves, printers and saves to be used by members of the Force responsible for security at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA).
NAPHA president Janneman Brand handed over the generous donation to Khomas Regional Commanding Officer, Commissioner Festus Shilongo at his office this afternoon.
Brand said the donation is NAPHA’s contribution towards NamPol’s recently-introduced ‘Secure Khomas For All’ initiative – a strategic crime prevention project by the police aimed at creating a safe and secure environment for citizens in the Khomas Region.
In his acceptance speech, Shilongo applauded the management of NAPHA for the generous donation, and commended the hunting organisation for working hand-in-hand with NamPol to help reduce incidents of poaching and illegal hunting in this region.
He then earnestly appealed to other businesspeople operating in the region, as well as members of the public, to strengthen their relationship with NamPol members, and to support them in the fight against crime.
The ‘Secure Khomas For All’ project is an initiative by Commissioner Shilongo himself, and is specifically aimed at supporting efforts made by the Namibian Police and the general public to help reduce crime, enforce law and order and maintain justice in the whole of Khomas.
The safety campaign is particularly directed at making crime a risky and expensive profession for those people who practice it, and to make it an unwelcoming gesture to those people who intent to explore and test it.
The initiative is further intended to ensure that the current conservative policing in the Khomas Region is replaced by a more proactive crime prevention strategy.
The Khomas Police Crime Prevention initiative was officially implemented in the region during the first week of April this year.
The initiative has so far received overwhelming support from local businesspeople, organisations, State-owned entities and ordinary members of the public residing in the region, beamed Commissioner Shilongo.