SWAKOPMUND: Officials from various local authorities and safety control officers of private companies convened here on Thursday for a two-day Namibia Emergency Service Institute (NESI) congress.
During the congress, new members will be elected to serve on the NESI panel, while a general discussion on matters concerning the body will also be held.
NESI is a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting the safety of communities and the aspirations of its members through the promotion of all aspects of emergency services.
The members of the organisation include institutions or people performing emergency services on a full-time or part-time basis.
Swakopmund Mayor Rosina //Hoabes stated during the opening of the congress on Thursday that the inception of NESI 18 years ago was a “good initiative”.
She singled out the work done by firefighters, saying their work is often overlooked and through bodies such as NESI, these services will be marketed and exposed to the public.