POLICE MUST PORTRAY VIRTUES OF PROFESSIONALISM AT ALL TIMES

Members of the Royal Eswatini Police Service are expected to portray all virtues of professionalism, efficiency and quality service delivery at all times despite any circumstances. National Commissioner of Police Tsitsibala William Dlamini speaking during the handing over of Ngwenya Police Post, said the new and improved resource was a challenge to members of the Service as they went about their daily duties. He said it was paramount that officers exercised professionalism and be efficient as they interacted with members of the public while discharging their duties. Dlamini said Police Officers were expected to work and deliver quality service despite tight and stringent budget and other material resources. He said the launching of the Ngwenya Village Police Post is a project aimed at fulfilling the aspirations of the government policy of decentralizing policing services so that they can be closer to communities.

He implored Police officers to work with maximum effort and reach their potential in providing services to the general populace without fear or favor, affection or ill-will and most importantly embracing the organization’s values being professionalism, honesty integrity and gender sensitivity. “Such an endeavor seeks to minimize the distance people travel to access police service centers. Decentralization of Police services is also in support of government’s strategic vision of bringing services closer to the people.” He expressed REPS’s appreciation for the cooperation and collaboration efforts of Ngwenya Town Board Management, who have contributed immensely, towards assisting the organization’s development project in these fiscal and challenging times. He said such an undertaking is highly appreciated as everyone is feeling the effects and full brunt of a weakened economic turnover in all sectors of society. The National Commissioner stated that the Police Post is therefore an epitome of government’s determination to make Eswatini a safe and peaceful place conducive for socio- economic development. He urged members of the service to engage cost effective strategies and means as they work so that they perform all operational tasks.

Dlamini said it was envisaged that the Police Post will enhance in the reducing of crime and fear around Ngwenya and surrounding areas. He said it will also ensure prompt response to crime scenes and accidents, enabling Police officers and other stakeholders attending to distress calls and traffic accidents to be timeous. “We trust that the Ngwenya Village Police Post will develop and become fully equipped to provide all basic police services to the entire Ngwenya Village as well as neighboring areas.” Also present during the launch of the Ngwenya Police post was Minister of Housing and Urban Development- His Royal Highness Prince Simelane. Dlamini expressed his appreciation to the minister for the role he has played in advocating for urban development. He also thanked other stakeholders and developmental partners who continue to support the organization in various welfare programmes aimed at stimulating Police commitment in effective and efficient policing. He also appreciated the residents of Ngwenya saying their role is crucial in ensuring that the REPS will deliver professional service to the nation. Motshane Member of Parliament Robert Magongo was also present, he appreciated the opening of the new police post saying it would go a long way in addressing the issue of crime.