By Confidente Reporter
NAMPOL Deputy Inspector-General for Operations, Major-General James Tjivikua, who has retired from the force after more than two decades of service, has allegedly snubbed his own farewell party.
Confidente is reliably informed that Tjivikua was a no-show at the party last Friday, which coincided with an official ceremony for 52 police officers, who have either been commissioned or moved to different duty stations, effective from 1 April.
Tjivikua’s successor, General Desiderius Shilunga, was among the top cops who were commissioned at the event, which was held in Windhoek.
Tjivikua declined to talk about his legacy, when approached by Confidente on Tuesday.
“I was there the whole time, why did you not ask about my legacy? What kind of a person praises themselves,” he retorted.
When asked if he had snubbed his farewell party, Tjivikua said, “Where was I? Ask those people, who told you those rumours, where I was.”
In the same breath, he also trashed allegations that he had been eyeing the inspector-general post.
“It is nonsense; I was never eyeing the position of inspector-general,” said Tjivikua, who spent most of his Nampol career in the Khomas region.
Tjivikua joined the force in the early 1990s, as an inspector.
He served in various capacities and progressed to the rank of major-general, before his retirement last week. He was responsible for overseeing and coordinating all police operations, on a national and international level, as well as monitoring and ensuring the effective implementation of operations on a regional level.
At last Friday’s ceremony, nine non-commissioned officers were promoted into critical positions, while 43 commissioned officers retained their posts, but were transferred to new duty stations.
Anne-Marie Nainda was promoted from commissioner to major-general, and will now serve as the Deputy Inspector-General Responsible for Administration. Nainda is the country’s first female deputy inspector-general in the history of Nampol.
Former Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa, was transferred to Oshana, as its new Head of Police Administration, while Acting //Karas Regional Commander, Deputy Commissioner Julia Sakuwa, is now the Head of Police Administration in the Zambezi region.
Speaking at last week’s ceremony, Police Inspector-General, Sebastian Ndeitunga, urged the promoted police officers to lead by example, and to guide their juniors in executing their daily duties.
The police chief said promotions happen gradually, but only for those who meet the requirements.
He reiterated that those who were promoted should lead by example.
“If members under your control are not properly supervised, a lack of discipline creeps in, and duties are neglected,” Ndeitunga said. He warned that those found guilty of neglecting their duties, would be dealt with accordingly.
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