NAMIBIAN Police Inspector General, Sebastian Ndeitunga, says married police officers in the Zambezi region would receive first priority for accommodation in the newly donated flats.
At the anding over of the Sanzila court, by the Muadinohamba Family Trust, Ndeitunga noted that it is concerning that married police officers reside in police barracks, which he says are not convenient to “feel at home” and also for their integrity as family unit.
Ndeitunga stresses that police officers stationed at Katima Mulilo travel long distances from villages to provide policing services, while others stay in rented houses due to lack of accommodation.
“I must emphasise that the acquisition of these facilities may not have come at the right time. We will be able to provide decent accommodation, particularly to married couples and I trust it will subsequently improve their productivity. I am specifically referring to married couples, as I have already given instruction to the regional commander to ensure that the plight of this category of members is taken into consideration before anyone else,”Ndeitunga says.
At the same event, Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security Minister, Albert Kawana, noted that rental contracts will be enforced with the assistance of the Attorney General’s office to avoid legal disputes.
“The regional commander is also directed to ensure that inspections of the facilities are done on a regular basis in order to timely detect any breakages and other defects so that they are fixed on time. In addition, unnecessary water bills should be avoided at any cost and those who cause wastage must be made to pay,”Kawana says.