The office of the Ombudsman received an award for excellence in human rights from the JP karuaihe trust fund and the law society of Namibia. The awards are held on an annual basis and evaluations are made by the legal fraternity and awards are then given out based on the evaluations.
Upon the receiving the award on behalf of the office ; Director, Ms Eileen Rakow thanked the law fraternity for recognizing the work of the office and she made a plea with those in attendance to offer their time and services pro-bono every once in a while. Ms Rakow further stated that the award was for the staff of the office who always commit themselves to do their best despite limited resources, citing that doing something is better than complaining at all.
The Office of the Ombudsman of Namibia strives to promote and protect human rights, fair and effective administration, combat misappropriation or misuse of public resources and protect the environment and natural resources of Namibia through the independent and impartial investigation and resolution of complaints and through raising public awareness