The police station Alliance built

The police station Alliance built

MAPOTENG – AN insurance firm has chipped in to construct a police station in Mapoteng in Berea.
Alliance Insurance handed over the new police station yesterday, in a move welcomed by the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS).
The insurance firm built the station as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.
Alliance Insurance’s marketing manager, Liepollo Tsekoa, said the decision to build the new station for Mapoteng police was out of a realisation that the existing structure was dilapidated to the extent of disrepair.

The police were working in a non-conducive environment to properly serve the public, Tsekoa said.
Tsekoa said the company approached the police and expressed a desire to help, resulting in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
“We found it befitting to give back to the community through the LMPS hence we thought of building this station,” Tsekoa said, adding this was part of its partnership with the LMPS.

In the past three years, the insurance company has helped the police with renovations of Maseru Central charge office and Mabote Police Station
The company also helps in printing Leseli ka Sepolesa, a newspaper owned by the police.
“Alliance ensures that the newspaper is published,” she said.
Speaking on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Senior Superintendent Mphahama said it is commendable that the company built a new office “where our police will feel comfortable working”.

Mphahama, appealing to other businesses to follow in Alliance’s footsteps, said the Mapoteng police have one car and they have no horses at all.
“This impedes police officers from attending quickly to any form of crime happening around this area,” Mphahama said.
The Principal Chief of Koeneng, under which Mapoteng falls, Peete Lesaoana Peete, said all businesses in areas under his jurisdiction should emulate the spirit that Alliance had demonstrated.

“Villages like Liotloaneng and Mosalemane are quite far away from the police station and therefore criminals frequently go there knowing well that they are not within reach of the police,” he said.
The chief described Alliance’s gesture as “a symbol that it acknowledges the work done by Mapoteng police and for that you should keep up the good work”.

Police Minister ’Mampho Mokhele urged the Mapoteng police to treat the community with respect.
Commissioner Holomo Molibeli applauded the Mapoteng police for the selfless service they offer the public despite working under difficult conditions.

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