Botswana, Gabane: The rising crime in Gabane and surrounding areas has prompted the Botswana Police Service (BPS) to respond to the situation by issuing two new vehicles to Gabane Police Post.
While speaking during the Handing over Ceremony yesterday (24/03/2023), at Gabane main Kgotla, where the Police Post is located, the Minister of Defence and Security, who is also the area Member of Parliament (MP), Thomas Kagiso Mmusi, thanked the Botswana Police Service for the two vehicles as they will assist officers to promptly respond to issues of crime.
He said Gabane village was growing exponentially and, in the process, attracted criminals who were eager to take advantage of the substantial number of people in the area.
The MP of Gabane also appreciated the presence of the Special Support Group (SSG), which has been deployed in the area to augment the fight against crime.
For his part, the Acting Commissioner of Police, Phemelo Ramakorwane, said it was imperative to avail the resources in response to the crime situation in the area as it has the potential to undermine the security and safety of the community. He urged the community to collaborate with the police and come up with crime prevention initiatives to curb crime.
In his welcoming remarks, Kgosi Seeletso Pule of Gabane thanked both the Member of Parliament and Botswana Police Service for acknowledging and responding to their concerns by availing the resources to his Village and others in the vicinity.
This, he said, would positively influence service delivery. Gabane Police Post covers Gabane and Tloaneng villages and other areas such as Dithakane, Rakola, Lesethana, Diremogolo and Moritshane.