INSURANCE giant, Lesotho National Insurance Group (LNIG), yesterday donated a brand new 12-seater minibus to the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) at the police headquarters in Maseru.
Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli said the bus would be used by recruits at the Police Training College.
The handover ceremony was also attended by LNIG’s managing director Ralitapole Letsoela, Police and Public Safety Minister ‘Mamoipone Senauoane, Deputy Police Commissioner (DCP) Paseka Mokete and police spokesperson Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Mr Letsoela said his company and the police had a longstanding, cordial relationship, adding that the donation was testimony to their excellent ties.
He said they had decided to donate the bus after Commissioner Molibeli indicated they needed a vehicle to ease their transport challenges.
“This gift is not the first nor will it be the last,” Mr Letsoela said, adding that his company would continue assisting the police whenever it could.
Commissioner Molibeli thanked the LNIG and assured the insurance company that its donation would be well looked after and put to good use in easing the police’s transport challenges.
“We thank you for a gift of this magnitude. We are in dire straits due to the shortage of vehicles and this addition is a huge supplement we won’t ever forget,” Commissioner Molibeli said.
Minister Senauoane expressed her joy over the donation by ululating and clapping.
She said they were grateful for the timely donation which would go a long way in easing the police’s transport blues.
“The vehicle we have been being given by the LNIG will transport several officers and I believe they will carry out their duties well because they can see that there are people who care for them,” she said.