Rikus Grobler | Oct 18, 2017 | 0
Old Mutual supports SARPCCO games
Namibia will play host to the 8th biennial SARPCCO games for the first time. Thirteen SADC countries including Namibia will participate in different sport activities which are aimed at fostering regional partnerships and enhance cooperation amongst various ranks in the police force within the SADC region.
Plans are currently underway to prepare Namibia as the host country for what is considered to be the biggest regional police sport games. Speaking at the official handover of the cheque to the Namibian Police Force, Old Mutual Retail Mass Market Executive Manager, Martha Murorua said that the sponsorship will provide the necessary sporting equipment and provide a sporting experience which will be highlighted in all SADC media.
“We are privileged at the prospect of providing a means for the Namibian Police to be part of this important engagement and believe that our substantial corporate social investment offering will cultivate greater unity and team spirit within the police force in the SADC region,” said Murorua.
According to Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, a total of 1619 athletes including officials will participate in the event. Ndeitunga, who accepted the sponsorship on behalf of the Namibian Police Force thanked Old Mutual for their support, adding that the gesture was most welcomed because host country will be required to provide accomodation, meals, transport and all other logistics in order to successfully host the event. He said the just ended administrative meeting of the games held with the delegates from the participating SARPCCO member countries was fruitful and that the member countries were impressed with the extent of progress made so far by the Local Organizing Committe.
The 2012 SARPCCO games were held in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Namibian team came second overall and scooped 24 medals of which 11 were gold, 10 silver and 3 bronze.
The games will be held at various stadiums situated in the southern part of Windhoek.