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NamPol gets an eye in the sky

NamPol gets an eye in the sky

Maria David

 

MODERN technology donated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will advance the Namibian Police’s ability to fight crime and trace suspects significantly.

 

The UNDP donated an unmanned aerial vehicle or drone to the Namibian Police to expand the institution’s capacity.

 

The Inspector-General of the Namibian Police, Lieutenant General Sebastian said the drone will assist the police in its quest to render quality service to the public and to fight crime.

 

“The drone’s agility and versatility make it ideal to operate over any given location be it over a city or town, rough terrain, or areas covered by dense vegetation,” he said.

 

The UNDP’s representative to Namibia Alka Bhatia, said drones are increasingly being used to respond to humanitarian, developmental, and peacekeeping operations.

 

technology donated UNDP Namibian Police crime drone Inspector-General Lieutenant General Sebastian

 

Bhatia stated that UNDP will continue to support country-led efforts to achieve the 2030 Development Agenda and the country’s sustainable development goals.

 

“Now more than ever, we need to look at constructive ways to achieve development,” said Bhatia.

 

In 2019, UNDP launched a digital strategy that allows them to better harness technology and innovation deliver more and better results in the countries and communities where the UN agency works.

 

Bhatia indicated that the UNDP will assist the Namibian Police to increase its use of digital technology.

 

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