Nam Police Coming Home

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By Surihe Gaomas WINDHOEK FIVE of Namibia’s top police personnel will arrive from Liberia tomorrow (Wednesday) after conducting a year-long police service in that West African country. The group of Nampol CIV-Pol, who are expected to land at Hosea Kutako International Airport, have been operating in Liberia as part of that country’s peacekeeping process and helping to restructure the local police force there. Confirming this to New Era yesterday Chief Inspector of the Namibian Police Angula Amulungu said that the five Nampol members had spent at least a year in the West African country on a renewable contract. The Nampol personnel are reported to have joined the United Nations Civilian Police (UNCivpol) early last year, after they applied for the available posts based on a request from the United Nations to provide personnel for its mission in Liberia. The Namibian contingent was led by Chief Inspector Golden Naanda who together with Chief Inspector Jerobeam Iipinge were deployed as advisors responsible for observing and inspecting Liberian law enforcement policies, practices and procedures. Previous media reports have it that two of Nampol’s inspectors Wouter KÃÆ’Æ‘Æ‘ÃÆ”šÃ‚¶rner and Charles Eiseb were also deployed as trainers. Their mandate was to propose and develop training packages and curricula in accordance with identified needs of police officers in Liberia. Inspector Andreas Nelumbu and Warrant-Officer Sara Ueitele joined the UN Civpol as mentors to provide on-the-job training to local police. Chief Inspector Amulungu further confirmed that as the five members return home from their mission, another group of five officers will replace them in Liberia soon. Upon their return this week, the Namibian contingent would inform the local media about what they did in the West African country. Currently, Namibia has more than 800 soldiers stationed in Liberia as part of the UN Peacekeeping Force as well as several other soldiers in Sudan.