Geingob applauds launch of fight against crime

WINDHOEK, May 15  — Namibian president Hage Geingob has applauded the launch of Operation Kalahari Desert by law-enforcement agencies, calling it an important effort in the ongoing fight against crime.

Namibian police on Monday launched its second anti-criminal operation in 12 months, as law enforcement officials continue intensifying their efforts at snuffing out criminals.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the president assured Namibians that law-enforcement agencies were under strict orders to carry out duties diligently and within the confines of the law.

Police inspector general Sebastian Ndeitunga launched Operation Kalahari Desert in the capital Windhoek’s Israel Iyambo Police Training College, where he said the operation would run until December.

“With the Namibian Government intensifying the fight against crime to ensure public order, safety of citizens, visitors and tourists, president Geingob is requesting members of the public to respect and cooperate with law-enforcement officials to rid the country of criminals,” said the statement from the Presidency.

Different arms of Namibia’s law enforcement are expected to participate in the joint operation, including the Namibian Correctional Service, Windhoek City Police and Namibia’s Defence and Police Forces. – XINHUA