BEREA – ALLIANCE Insurance Company says it is committed to assisting the police to enable them to effectively carry out their duties in service of the nation.
Alliance Insurance Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Liepollo Tseko, made the remarks at a handover ceremony of the new Mapoteng police building in the Berea district.
The event was also attended by Prime Minster, Thomas Thabane, Police and Public Safety Minister, ‘Mampho Mokhele; Police Commissioner, Holomo Molibeli among other dignitaries.
The building was constructed in terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that Alliance signed with the Lesotho Mountain Police Service (LMPS) last year. Alliance pledged to assist the LMPS through various initiatives over a three year period which ends next year.
“As a proudly Lesotho company and through the friendly relationship we have with LMPS, Alliance insurance has a deep understanding of the problems that come with public service,” Ms Tseko, adding, “The conditions of the offices were something that we felt needed to be drastically improved”.
“Therefore we are always trying to do our part in supporting and contributing to Lesotho’s development as a local company that provides a service to Basotho citizens. In working together with the LMPS for the past few years we have made it our mandate to support them in whatever way we can to the best of our capability.
“In addition to this we will be financially supporting the local police newspaper, Leseli ka Sepolesa, which is very important for the police to inform and warn the public about the crime. We are extremely honoured to be giving you this gift today, we hope that it serves you well, and helps you do your job more comfortably,” Ms Tseko said.
For her part, Ms Mokhele expressed gratitude to Alliance for coming to the assistance of the police.
“I know that our prime minister is very passionate about reducing crime in the country. I have never met a leader that is so against crime than Prime Minister, Thabane.
“I want to encourage the police to apprehend criminals as quickly as possible.
“We will keep on making new developments that will make your job easier and do our best to provide you with what is needed for the safety of Basotho. I thank Alliance for this beautiful gift and their commitment to serving Basotho.”
For his part, Commissioner Molibeli, thanked Alliance for their support.
“I would like to express my gratitude to Alliance for their continuous support and efforts in helping us reduce crime. This new office will go a long way in helping the Mapoteng police staff in doing their jobs.
“We are here to provide the public with a service and this office should be used effectively.”
Mr Molibeli also called on the ministry to assist them to resolve transport challenges which affected their ability to respond to reports of crime.