LUDERITZ: Karas Regional Governor Bernardus Swartbooi says tourists often complain about services, the appearance and mentality of officials working at the Namibian and South African border posts.
He said this at the Regional Joint Technical Committee on Defence and Security meeting between South Africa’s Northern Cape Province Police and the police in the Karas Region, which was held at the Nest Hotel in Luderitz today.
Swartbooi was in particular referring to the Mata Mata, Ariamsvlei and Noordoewer border posts, and said interventions which would lead to the delivery of good service and the improvement of infrastructure should be considered.
He stated that border posts are the ‘face’ of the country which tourists get to see first, thus it is crucial that such places look appealing and the services are good.
This, he said, would help with the improvement of the tourism sector.
The meeting is an annual event where the delegates come together to discuss and recommend strategies to improve security between Namibia and South Africa.