RUNDU – The recently concluded annual Namibian Police Sports Championships that took place in Mariental from August 27 to September 2 heralded another milestone for the Namibian law enforcement sector.
Police officials from the country’s 13 regions gathered in Mariental last week to compete for honours in various sports codes including soccer, netball, volleyball, athletics, javelin and the tug-of-war..
Although competition was fierce, NamPol’s Acting Regional Commander for the Kavango Region, Petrus Shigwedha, remarked that the annual championships provide a platform for the regions to integrate and foster team spirit for a safer Namibia.
Shigwedha made the remarks yesterday morning at the regional police headquarters in Rundu as he welcomed his members following a week-long absence in the region
“Although you went there as ambassadors for the Kavango Region, meeting your fellow policemen and women from other parts of the country should be more important than the prizes you won in Mariental,” advised Shigwedha.
The Kavango police team went to Mariental with a 91-member delegation under the leadership of Detective Inspector Chrispin Mubebo.
Mubebo hailed the exemplary attitude of his members and further complimented them for their dedication during the games.
The region’s women’s soccer team and tug-of-war team won gold in their respective categories, while netball and darts in the singles category were second best.
Other notable achievements for the region includes two bronze medals won in the men and women’s javelin and darts events.