Govt Spends P30 Million on Fingerprint Machines

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by KHONANI ONTEBETSE
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 00:00

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security, Bruce Palai has said Government awarded a South African based company, Sagem Security South Africa a tender to supply the Botswana Police Service with Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) in February 2008 at a value of P30 Million Pula.

Speaking at the official handing over ceremony of the devices, Palai said the government had approved a total of P30 million for the procurement of this state-of-the-art system in 2007.

“This level of investment demonstrates the Government’s commitment to adequate and necessary resourcing of the Botswana Police Service within the existing budgetary constraints,” said Palai.

The Permanent Secretary said this was done with the realization that ever increasing complexities of modern day policing requires equally matching capabilities for [continue reading]

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