The Namibian Ports Authority recently refurbished the Walvis Bay K9 dog kennels at the Port Police station, to the value of N$280,000.00.
The Ports Authority saw the need to have the K-9 dogs at the Port's premises, as the dogs are extremely useful in aiding the Authority's cargo handling operations by detecting illegal substances such as explosives and even drugs that might enter the Port via cargo received.
Mr Immanuel Hango, Namport's Engineer: Infrastructure Maintenance was at the helm of the project and said that Namport saw the need to respond positively to the request for assistance from Nampol due to the "important role played by the K-9 dog unit throughout Port operations" .
The dog kennels, which were constructed by Namport more than 10 years ago, had reached their lifespan due to the weather conditions at the harbour town.
In 2011, Namport sponsored Nampol with a 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser valued at N$416,000.00, bringing the total investment of the Namibian Ports Authority towards Nam pol to N$696,000.00.