The people of Gobabis sleep safe at night knowing that their local neighbourhood watch takes care of them. But patrolling the town can be difficult without proper communication especially when the botsotsos are on the prowl. This week communication between two of the neighbourhood watch organisations improved considerably when the British High Commission gave each a set of three mobile radios.
Fondly known as walkie talkies, these radios improve the operations of the neighbourhood watch organisations, in turn helping the police to make sure Gobabis stays a safe place for all its residents.
Commissioner Josephat Abel, the Regional Namibian Police Commander in Omaheke attended the presentation expressing the police’s gratitude and their appreciation for the work of the neighbourhood watches, and for the support from the British High Commission.
The latter said the donation was made to support the nationwide roll-out of community policing, a project supported by the High Commission since 2011. This also comes in line with the recently launched Operation Omake by the Ministry of Safety and Security to reduce crime in communities.
Hans-Christian Mahnke of the High Commission said [they are] delighted to support the Ministry of Safety and Security’s Operation Omake which comes in line with [local] Community Policing efforts.