Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Vice President and Managing Director, Zebra Kasete, handed over a donation of building materials valued at N$50, 000.00 to the Tsumeb Men and Women Network, in recognition of their community’s efforts to curb crime.
The donation will be used to build an office from which the Men and Women Network will operate in collaboration with other volunteers.
The Tsumeb Men and Women Network is a community policing volunteer organization that works in collaboration with local police in Tsumeb to fight crimes. “Violent and petty crimes are a growing problem in Namibia, particularly in informal settlements” said Kasete at the handover event.
He also outlined the detrimental effects of crime on the national economy and investment opportunities, with Deputy Commissioner: Head of Operations Division, Namibian Police Oshikoto Region, and Petrus Shigwedha adding that the police cannot solve public safety problems alone.
Shigwedha encouraged community policing and interactive partnerships that will result in the development of trust with community members.
Also, in attendance was, Tsumeb Municipality Council Member, Abraham Baseko and members of the Tsumeb Men and Women Network.