THE safety and security of the community members of the Uuvudhiya Village are hanging in the balance after 30 years without a police station.
Uuvudhiya constituency Councillor Amutenya gwaNdahafa said getting a sub-station is long overdue. Letters of request were written to the office of the Namibian Police Force Inspector General some years back.
gwaNdahafa indicated that the matter was gazetted in the Namibia Development Plan 1 and 2 (NDP1-2), but yet nothing has been done.
He noted that the police sub-station will be best placed in the Engombe area.
“There is already a plot for the construction of a station and police houses that were availed by the constituency,” he said.
He noted that many of the people are faced with the challenges of acquiring the services needed in terms of their safety and security.
gwaNdahafa pointed out that many of the people travel as far as Okahao in the Omusati Region to get the needed services.
He also indicated that wildlife conflicts are on the increase in the region, whereby lions are reportedly attacking livestock at their grazing areas.