The Bank of Namibia (BoN) donated a special operations vehicle to the Namibian Police Force at an official handover ceremony on Tuesday, 23 April 2024, in Windhoek.

The donation received by the Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo, underscored the strong partnership between the two institutions and their shared commitment to enhancing public safety and security.

In a statement, Bank of Namibia said that the Namibian Police Force has been a crucial ally to the Bank, ensuring the safety and security of the nation’s currency.

Recognising the importance of supporting the Namibian Police in their duties, the Bank acquired and donated the vehicle to the Special Reserve Force Division. This vehicle will bolster the division’s capacity to conduct special operations effectively.

The handover ceremony marked a significant step in the collaboration between the Bank and the Namibian Police Force. It reflects the joint commitment to maintaining law and order and fostering a safe and secure environment for all citizens.

The Bank extended its gratitude to the Namibian Police Force for their partnership and dedication to serving the nation. This donation reaffirms the Bank’s commitment to supporting initiatives that contribute to the well-being and prosperity of Namibia.

“Today marks a significant milestone in our joint pursuit of operational efficiency, and a safer, more secure society,” said BoN Governor Johannes !Gawaxab. “The presentation of this vehicle by the Bank of Namibia to the Namibian Police Force symbolises the strong partnership between our sister institutions.

“This vehicle will undoubtedly augment the capabilities of the Namibian Police Force in their noble mission of maintaining law and order. It reflects our collective commitment to fostering a conducive environment for economic growth and prosperity.”

In the photo: In front of the donated vehicle are BoN Governor Johannes !Gawaxab and Namibian Police Inspector General Joseph Shikongo and some of their colleagues.