The second edition of the Commissioner-General Raphael Tuhafeni Hamunyela 10 kilometre (km) walk takes place in Windhoek on Saturday.
The annual event is hosted by the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) in honour of Commissioner-General Hamunyela. The walk also aims to encourage employees of the NCS to engage one another in a less formal environment.
The first event in 2018 saw a lot of participants attending, which encouraged the organisers to host it again this year.
NCS Senior Superintendent Absalom Mushaandja told Nampa on enquiry they have 13 correctional facilities and two correctional institutions all taking part in the walk.
The 13 are from Lüderitz, Keetmanshoop, Mariental, Gobabis, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Omaruru, Ondangwa, Tsumeb, Grootfontein, Rundu, Oluno and Divundu.
The correctional institutions are the Namibian Correctional Facility in Windhoek and the Training College in Omaruru.
The assembly point for the walk is the Daan Viljoen roadblock where a bus will pick up the participants and drop them off 10km from the mark. Participants will then have to walk back to complete the 10km.
“There are no prizes up for grabs, however, five lucky people will be randomly chosen for a treat,” said Mushaandja.
The walk is free of charge and open to the general public.- NAMPA