Kgathi Urges Police to Be On Their Toes

| May 28, 2015

Kweneng District police officers have been implored to come up with new strategies to curb the alarming crime increase in Molepolole.

Speaking during a meeting with police officers in Molepolole on May 25, Mr Kgathi urged police officers to find better ways of addressing the problem, adding that due to its proximity to Gaborone, Molepolole was likely to attract criminal activities similar to those that occurred in Gaborone.

Police officers were also asked to acquaint themselves with the laws governing their operations to enable them perform their daily operations with due care. The minister said the increasing crimes included house and store breaking, stock theft and rape.

However, Minister Kgathi aised officers to keep pace with crime trends happening in their areas of duty and also to work together with the business communities to root out criminals.

Mr Kgathi also commended officers for the job well done in serving the Molepolole community despite the challenging environment they were working under. He further aised them to desist from taking part in criminal activities as such behaviour tarnished the image of the Botswana Police Service.

The minister also informed officers to guard against some drivers of public transport vehicles who fail to abide by the Road Transport Act therefore exposing the lives of other road users to danger. He also briefed them about the approval of a legislation governing Special Constables, still awaiting to be gazetted.

The minister also had the opportunity address the MolepololeLentsweletau sub-council meeting, where he called for collective efforts towards fighting crime such as drug abuse which had become prevalent in schools.

Mr Kgathi told councillors that it was their responsibility as political leaders to ensure that peace and stability prevails in their villages.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Governance

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