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Gender-Based Violence predominant in crime-ridden Ohangwena

Gender-Based Violence predominant in crime-ridden Ohangwena

Maria David

CRIME, mostly Gender-Based Violence (GBV), is skyrocketing in Ohangwena to such an extent that five new police stations will be built in the region to assist the current ten.

Of the 4 491 crimes reported in the 2021/22 financial year, 3 131 were GBV cases.

During his State of the Region Address, governor Walde Ndevashiya said although the region has ten police stations crime continues to skyrocket.

ALARMING: Ohangwena governor Walde Ndevashiya said crime is skyrocketing in the region. Photo: Maria David

He said of the crimes reported, GBV topped the list, followed by theft with a total of 983 cases, assault and grievous bodily harm (667), housebreaking (516), rape (185), robbery (123) and stock theft (101).

Ndevashiya said to curb the high crime rate in the region, plans are underway to construct new police stations at Ondobe, Epembe and Omboloka.

They are currently constructing another two police stations in the areas of Endola and Ongha while police barracks are being built in Eenhana.

Ndevashiya said the police in the region are committed to providing safety and security by creating a conducive working environment for the men and women in uniform, ensuring their social wellbeing.

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