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Kawana inaugurates Onhuno Road Traffic Checkpoint


The upgraded Onhuno Road Traffic Checkpoint in the Ohangwena Region signifies the government’s unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all road users.

This was according to Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security, Albert Kawana, during the inauguration of the upgraded Onhuno Road Traffic Checkpoint on Thursday.

Kawana indicated that the Onhuno Road Traffic Checkpoint holds immense importance because it serves as a critical point for monitoring and regulating traffic flow, ensuring compliance with road safety regulations, and deterring criminal activities on national roads.

‘With the upgrading of this facility, we are not only modernising our infrastructure, but also strengthening our capacity to effectively address the challenges posed by road traffic management and security,’ he said.

He added that the upgraded checkpoint is equipped with road traffic checkpoint shelter and an office block with ablution facilities for officers and members of the public.

Kawana st
ated that the construction of facility costed the government an amount of about N.dollars 8.4 million.

He stressed that these enhancements will enable law enforcement agencies to better identify and address potential risks, thereby ensuring safer roads for all.

Speaking at the same occasion, Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Inspector General, Joseph Shikongo, said the upgraded checkpoint not only makes their work as police officers easier, but it creates a special bond between law enforcement and the community at large.

‘Beyond the physical infrastructure, this checkpoint stands as a testament to our collective resolve to combat crime and ensure the rule of law,’ he said.

He added that it serves as a frontline defence against illegal activities such as smuggling, human trafficking and drug trade, which threaten the fabric of the society.

He further urged members of the public to assist NamPol in the fight against crime, and in the same vein caution them to refrain from aiding criminals and their proceeds o
f crime.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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