THE Namibian Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security on Monday penned an agreement with the Angolan government which will see the strengthening of policing relations between Namibia and Angola, especially along the border shared between the two countries.
Speaking at the occasion, Minister Albert Kawana shared that the two countries at the SADC extraordinary summit consulted and agreed that there was a need to meet and consolidate areas which include police cooperation.
“As you may recall, last year June was an epicentre of the notorious Covid-19 Delta variant which claimed the lives of so many people. We again met at Swakopmund from 1 to 5 November 2021, where we attended the 21st session of the Namibia/Angola Commission on Defence and Security. A number of issues were discussed which included police cooperation,” Kawana said.
He added that the signing of the Namibia-Angola police agreement also comes a few days after Namibia’s Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga hosted his counterpart where police matters were also discussed.
“Our people, especially those who live along the borders, should be able to carry out their activities in peace and harmony for the sake of economic development.
“Our people must be allowed to continue interacting with their brothers and sisters along the border. Therefore today’s signing will go a long way in achieving the desire of our leaders in ensuring peace by enabling our police forces to coordinate their actions in order to effectively combat crime,” Kawana concluded.