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Community meetings pay off in Ohangwena

Community meetings pay off in Ohangwena

Staff Reporter

THE Ohangwena Region has constantly been in the news for incidents of violent crime.

Therefore, “it is news in itself” when, for almost three consecutive weeks, no shocking crime was reported to the police in the region, said Sergeant Andrew Nghiyolwa of the Police’s public affairs division.

Ohangwena was in recent years characterized by incidents of violent crime. The region was even dubbed “the violent crimes capital”.


Sergeant Andrew Nghiyolwa. Photo: Nampol

To address the situation, the police conducted a series of community awareness meetings at the end of last year, focusing specifically on the issues of passion killings and the youngsters who brutalize their parents or grandparents.

According to Nghiyolwa, the police effort appears to be paying off.

“We hope that the region is healing. We also hope and wish that this will, eventually, become a crime free region. It is possible,” said Nghiyolwa.

According to him, only petty crimes were reported to the police in the region during the past weeks.

“Incidents such as people slapping others and fist fights at shebeens are still common,” he said.

There is also the problem of cross border crimes, such as the smuggling of cheaper fuel from Angola, that requires continuous police attention.

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