WINDHOEK: A senior Namibian Police investigating officer responsible for the Khomas Region said cases of housebreaking and theft are on the increase in the capital and surrounding areas.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Crime Investigations’ Co-ordinator for the Khomas Region, Deputy Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa told Nampa yesterday that cases of housebreaking and theft at private properties and places of business all over Windhoek are increasing.
He explained that the incidents of housebreaking and theft are a grave concern to members of the police force responsible for the Khomas Region, adding that thieves are breaking into houses and business places during the day, during lunch-time and before people return to their houses after work.
Nghishidimbwa said the thieves now easily cut through electric wire fencing to gain access to properties, and attributed the rapid increase in cases of housebreaking to the absence of effective neighbourhood watch systems in residential areas in the capital.
He said many people residing on the same street do not talk to one another, adding that they need to revive the effectiveness of the neighbourhood watch initiatives in all the suburbs in order to help curb the incidents of housebreaking and theft.
2 (WINDHOEK) – President Hifikepunye Pohamba has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the activities, affairs, management and operations of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS).
The Head of State announced at a media briefing at State House today that he has appointed former Supreme Court judge Simpson Mtambanengwe as the chairperson of this particular Commission of Inquiry.
Other members of the Commission are Dr Edward Maganu, a former Permanent Secretary in Botswana’s Ministry of Health; local gynaecologist Dr John Kheiseb; and Celine Uusiku, who is the Director of Human Resources, Management and General Services at the MoHSS.
Uusiku was appointed as the secretary of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry.
Announcing the appointment, Pohamba expressed some concern about the many disturbing reports recently carried by the print and electronic media on the poor status of Namibia’s public health sector.
He said these media reports have painted a negative picture regarding the status of the country’s public health sector, especially in the field of maternal health.