WINDHOEK, Feb. 1 – The Windhoek correctional services yesterday welcomed a new Officer in Charge at the Windhoek Central Prison (WCP) premises.
Deputy commissioner Manfried Jatamunua has been appointed as the new Officer in Charge of the Windhoek correctional facility, effective from today, February 2018. Jatamunua has said that the correctional services achievements has came at a very high cost to the state but is premised on the belief that the unit management concept provides the best chance to ensure a conducive environment for the rehabilitation of offenders.
“These achievements have not come without cost to the state. In the present day challenges continue to rise but so also do the resolve of the Namibia correctional services to overcome them. We must look into future with a clear vision, confronting the challenges we face and doing so in the spirit of our motto which is ‘excellence through service’,” he said.
He added that many of the correctional services officers have been great role models and mentors on a personal level and that he is pleased to be a part of the extraordinary team of correctional officers of different professional backgrounds.
The outgoing officer in charge deputy commissioner Victor Eixab served for the past 31 years and said that he was positive that he did a great job, and that it was time to make way for fresh blood.
“I am very pleased with our achievements and I am sure that I did good in my capacity as the officer in charge which I will be no longer tomorrow. I am leaving all my senior and junior officers in the capable hands of the new officer in charge, as you all know he is not new to us and we have seen his hard work,” he said.
He added that he has set an an example that is absolutely the model of emulation and his patience and calmness and diplomacy have been essential in navigating the complex situations that rose during his time as Officer in Charge. – Jonsey Douglas