SWAKOPMUND: The Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga officially inaugurated new barracks at the Mondesa and Swakopmund police stations on Wednesday.
At the Mondesa police station, barracks comprising 21 bedrooms were constructed at a cost of N.dollars 3 million, while at the main police station in Swakopmund’s town centre, the barracks were renovated at a cost of N.dollars 1.6 million.
Speaking during the ceremony, Ndeitunga said this symbolises another milestone in the Government’s commitment to address challenges faced by NamPol, particularly with regard to the housing of police officials.
He added that the facilities are meant to address the accommodation problems of members of NamPol, and to enable the police to provide efficient service delivery to the communities.
The building which houses the Mondesa Police Station was donated to NamPol by the office of the Erongo Governor (Samuel Nujoma) in 2008.
Opuwo Town Council Chief Executive Officer Alphons Tjitombo says the council will go ahead with its plans to impound animals roaming the streets here as from the end of this month.
The impounding of livestock found roaming the streets within the town’s boundaries was initially set to start last month.
Tjitombo said yesterday it was however postponed so that livestock owners from neighbouring villages such as Otjindjerese, Orokapare, Okatjetje and Okozongumbati could be informed of the decision.
He noted that they completed the information dissemination campaign recently and are now going to implement the by-law come end of October.
Tjitombo stated that only unattended animals will be impounded, saying that those that for instance are used to draw donkey carts will be spared as they do not roam around the streets unattended.