Kgathi opens Sefhophe, Tsetsebjwe police posts

Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Mr Shaw Kgathi says police posts at Sefhophe and Tsetsebjwe will enhance police efforts to fight crime in the areas.

Mr Kgathi, who was officially handing over police posts at Sefhophe and Tsetsebjwe last week, said the two were among the 25 that were constructed countrywide to alleviate shortage of office space.

The two projects, built to the tune of P950 000 each, consists of three offices, consultation room, community service centre, ablution services and kitchenette.

Mr Kgathi noted that the world internal security and police index ranked Botswana Police Service number one in Africa, and he commended the Commissioner of Police, Mr Keabetswe Makgophe and the entire police service for a sterling.

He said police posts were part of the community policing strategy meant to help bring police services closer to communities.

Mr Kgathi, who is also MP for Bobonong, urged the communities of Sefhophe and Tsetsebjwe to support the police in their efforts to fight crime.

He said members of the community were reluctant to help the police with information that could lead to the arrest of perpetrators, hence it took longer to investigate cases.

In order to facilitate the work of the police and other players in crime prevention, he said his ministry has been engaged in the process of reviewing and enacting legislation to deter criminality and curtail emerging crime trends.

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