The Inspector General of Namibia Police Force, Lt. General S.H. Ndeitunga, on March 1, visited the Rwanda National Police and called for strengthened efforts among African Police forces to ensure maximum security on the continent.
Ndeitunga, who is in the country to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) which starts on Monday, was received by the Inspector General of Rwanda National Police, Emmanuel K. Gasana, who briefed him on the forces activities both locally and at the international level.
“I have identified that the Rwandan Police has got sound and vibrant policing strategies such as training programmes, its best centers like Isange One Stop Centre to fight gender-violence, which we want to emulate back home,’’ LT General Ndeitunga said shortly after the meeting at the RNP headquarters.
“There is a lot we can learn from the experience Rwanda National Police has accumulated. You have a good record of experience that we have to tap,’’ he added.
He pointed out to cooperation of African Police institutions as crucial to achieve sustainable peace and security on the continent.
He also visited Isange One Stop Centre, Police Training School in Rwamagana and National Police College in Musanze district.
“We want to put efforts together as African Police institutions to ensure that, we collectively address emerging crimes such as cyber crimes, illegal migration and illicit firearms trafficking,” he noted.
The Namibian Police chief challenged Police officers enrolled in various professional and academic courses at the National Police College, to seize the golden opportunity for the good of their fellow citizens in their respective countries.
Officers from eight African countries are attending a Police Senior Command and Staff Course at the college.
“You are here to learn and acquire knowledge, but it requires hard work for the good of our continent to ensure that we foil evil plans of criminals,” he told students.
“This is a golden opportunity that even the Namibia Police force will exploit by sending our police officers to acquire professional policing skills and knowledge here,” he said.
Gasana said Rwanda National Police is committed to cooperating with other African Police institutions in a spectrum of policing areas to ensure peace and security in the region and beyond.