Khama calls farmers to look after stock
19 September, 2008
TOBANE – President Lt Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama has urged farmers to look after their livestock and help curb the rising stock theft cases.
The President said during a kgotla meeting in Tobane on Wednesday, that some farmers neglected their livestock resulting in animals going astray and falling into the hands of rustlers.
He said government alone will not be able to tackle problems related to stock theft if Batswana did not play their part.
President Khama pleaded with them to look after livestock like they would their children.
However, he announced that Botswana Police Service will soon form a special Stock Theft Unit to fight the ever increasing livestock theft.
The unit was vital as a number of Batswana in rural areas depended on livestock for their livelihood.
President Khama said throughout the meetings he addressed countrywide, Batswana were complaining about stock theft and asking for solutions.
In response, he said he asked the Police Commissioner to [continue reading]