Tribal service the poorer after police merger

source: Mmegi
DIRANG LEKUNTWANE
Correspondent

MAHALAPYE: Kgosi Moses Maherero says the merger of Local Police and the Botswana Police Service has serious problems of service delivery at tribal authorities, especially customary court summons.

“We used to have vehicles with which we delivered summons,” he says. “The court clerks alternated with police officers – even the driver – to deliver summons to suspects. Kgosi Maherero, who is the Headman of Records at the Mahalapye Kgotla, says the problem is serious and should be treated as a priority. However, government efforts to control alcohol consumption are praiseworthy, he says. “Since the enforcement of the alcohol restrictions, I don’t recall attending to any case relating to alcohol abuse. The new law is being enforced in my community, especially on [continue reading]

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