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Police force gears up for elections

Police force gears up for elections

Marthina Mutanga

THE Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga, said his team will be working closely with the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) to ensure that security and safety is tight during the national elections.


According to Ndeitunga, more than 8 000 law enforcement officers will be deployed in all the 14 regions in the country during the campaigning period of political parties as well as for the upcoming Presidential and National Assembly elections.


“Each polling station during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, which will take place on 27 November, will have police officers to maintain law and order.”

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Police officers will be deployed at every polling station – Photo: Marthina Mutanga

General Ndeitunga further warned the public to avoid unwanted behaviour during election time so that Namibia can have a legitimate and inclusive election that paves the way for freedom of expression and promotes a peaceful transition.


“We are making sure that political parties are campaigning in a peaceful manner and not violating laws of the code of conduct,” noted Ndeitunga, adding that elections are an important mechanism in a democratic and peaceful country.


Further to that, Ndeitunga noted that Operation Kalahari Desert will be out in full force to ensure safety and security on the streets while citizens are voting.

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