A POLICE station that cost about N$50 million was inaugurated by President Hifikepunye Pohamba at Oshikango on Monday.
The station has barracks to accommodate 128 officers, three houses for senior officers, a charge office, offices for the Woman and Child Protection Unit, holding cells for 76 inmates and a mortuary.
The Woman and Child Protection Unit has an overnight room for victims of crime and gender-based violence.
President Pohamba was accompanied by Safety and Security Minister Nangolo Mbumba, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Nickey Iyambo and the police chief, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga.
Pohamba said the new station was part of the government’s commitment to improve the maintenance of law and order in all parts of Namibia.
He called on Namibian men to stop harassing and killing women and children.
Pohamba also lashed out at mothers who dump or kill their babies.
“If you do it [have sex], you will become pregnant. Or do you not know that you can become pregnant and have a baby if you go out with a man?”
He called for a united fight against crime in the country and commended the police for maintaining law and order.
The president said with the growth of the Helao Nafidi area, of which Oshikango is part, there was also an increased need for law enforcement, hence the increased police presence at Oshikango.
He said the new police station brought public service closer to the people, as they no longer had to walk long distances to report crimes.