NKURENKURU, 12 AUG – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Kavango West Region has assured would-be visitors of its highest safety consideration ahead of the Heroes’ Day commemoration slated for 26 August 2018 in Nkurenkuru.
NamPol Deputy Commissioner, Andreas Shilelo told Nampa on Sunday that NamPol will do all it can to ensure the safety of locals and visitors who intend to attend the commemoration event.
He said his office is in coordination with the office of the Inspector General (IG), Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, to be assisted with extra reinforcement in terms of vehicles and human capital.
“We already have an arrangement with our colleagues from Windhoek to make sure that come 26 August 2018, we will be able to provide the required safety and security for all the people that will take part in the commemoration of Heroes’ Day,” said Shilelo.
Shilelo said the office of the IG has also indicated that it will avail a police helicopter that will be on standby in Nkurenkuru to assist the police with any interventions that may be required during the event.
The deputy commissioner added that a contingency plan has been put in place to control the entrance and exit of over 10 000 people that are expected to converge on the small town.
He said the town has a limited number of access roads linking it to the rest of the country; as such policing efforts will not be deterred by the high number of expected guests.
Nkurenkuru, as capital of the Kavango West Region, has been chosen to host this year’s Heroes’ Day event, which is rotated annually amongst the country’s 14 regions. – NAMPA