Botswana receives donation from Chinese Service Centre

Gaborone Overseas Chinese Service Centre donates 200 torches to the Botswana Police Service Centre on Thursday.

Botswana receives donation from Chinese Service Centre
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Botswana, Gaborone: Gaborone Overseas Chinese Service Centre donates 200 torches to the Botswana Police Service Centre on Thursday.

While receiving the donations, Acting Commissioner Police, the Director of Stores and Procurement, and Senior Assistant Commissioner Moore Gondo thanked the Gaborone Overseas Chinese Service Centre.

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He also shared his views, saying, “This donation means a lot to us and to all police forces and mainly to our nation because, through this, our police will work better and take care of residents in a better and more attentive way.”

Furthermore, Gondo also stated that the gift would be handy for the newly established City Policing Unit, as it will enhance police operations, particularly during night patrols.

He further discussed the relations between both countries, and he expressed in various ways, such as food hampers for officers deployed during operations.

While speaking at the handover ceremony, the Chairperson of Gaborone Overseas Chinese Service Centre, Li Dong, said the Chinese Community in Botswana was deeply gratified by the splendid work that the BPS is doing in combating crime, adding that the torches will intensify police crime reduction efforts.

He also stated that the Chinese community, through their Organisation, has benefited from workshops conducted in partnership with the BPS to sensitise crime prevention tips and the concept of neighbourhood watch.

Dong also highlighted that the Gaborone Overseas Chinese Service in partnership with the BPS intends to hold similar workshops across the country where their members are based.

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The Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Botswana and senior police officers graced the ceremony.

Moreover, this is not the first time that the Chinese embassy has donated something to the Botswana Police; earlier in the past, during Covid time, the Embassy donated 3.1 million Pula ($279,910) to Botswana’s COVID-19 Relief Fund in Gaborone.

“We collected more than 5 million Pula to fight COVID19 pandemic,” said Botswana Police officer.

And on the other hand, Chienese Ambassador said, “we donate cash amounting to 3.1 million Pula, while the balance will go towards supporting the communities, the poor and the needy,” said Hu Zhongwen, chairman of the organization.”