THE Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) refurbished the Walvis Bay K9 dog kennels at the port's police station last month.
According to the company's acting executive for commercial services, Elias Mwenyo, the ports authority saw the need to have the K9 dogs at the port's premises, as they help in the authority's cargo handling operations. They detect illegal substances such as explosives and even drugs that might enter the port via cargo that enter through the port.
The kennels, which were constructed by Namport more than 10 years ago, had reached their lifespan due to the weather conditions at the harbour town.
The refurbishment project was headed by Namport's infrastructure maintenance engineer Immanuel Hango to the value of N$280 000.
In 2011, Namport also donated a 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser valued at N$416 000 to the Namibian Police, bringing Namport's total investment in the Namibian Police to N$696 000.