Tokelo Khausela | Khothatso Sehloho
The Sam Matekane Foundation (SMF), this week donated 1000 uniforms and boots to the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS).
The donations were handed over Commissioner of Police Holomo Molibeli at the police headquarters in Maseru yesterday.
The donation was made in partnership with AfriExpo Textile (Pty) Ltd.
The foundation was founded in November last year and has since been involved in various initiatives including in agriculture.
SMF founder, Sam Matekane, said the donation was the foundation’s way of encouraging the police to continue serving with the highest morale.
“We believe this gesture will inspire and improve their service to the people of Lesotho and our visitors,” Mr Matekane said.
“We all want to see the country to be a safe place that can attract investors and tourists, thereby translating into improved economic growth.”
He said he was pleased with the police’s recent efforts to minimise congestion on the country’s roads. The efforts were helpful to workers and other road users, he said.
Commissioner Molibeli expressed gratitude to the foundation for the donation saying the LMPS was faced with a shortage of uniforms.
“The uniforms and boots will be handy in boosting the officers’ confidence and enhances their dignity,” Commissioner Molibeli said.
The uniforms will also help civilians to easily identify police officers as some have been working without uniforms due to the shortages.
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The SMF foundation has previously donated cars to the Thetsane, Mantšonyane and Marakabei police stations. It has also funded the renovation of Thetsane Police Station.