Police change recruitment dates
By Kaipaherue Kandjii
THE Namibian Police (NamPol) has moved recruitment from July 1 to August 1 due to incomplete training facilities’ renovations.
The Joseph Pius Kaundu and Ruben Danger Ashipala Training Centres in Omaheke and Oshana are being renovated to provide a “proper environment for the training of 1000 recruits.
NamPol Inspector-General Joseph Shikongo said the facilities have been mostly under-utilised in recent years, necessitating an overhaul that includes new taps, floors, geysers, and paint, among other things.
“We haven’t had any major recruitment in the last eight years, we were forced to fix a few taps, floors, and toilets, and as we are in winter, recruits will need hot water to bathe. The objective is to establish a good climate for training, which is why we decided to start in August,” Shikongo said.
He described the upgrades as “minor” but could not disclose any budgetary implications for the cash-strapped law enforcement agency.
He also said that a probe to assess accusations in various parts of the country from regions aggrieved for being overlooked during recruitment also hampered plans to start training as scheduled.
Disgruntled members of society took to the streets in June this year in the //Karas and Hardap Regions amid charges that people from other regions were being given job opportunities in their regions at their expense.
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