MOKHOTLONG – The newly constructed Letšeng police station will be of significant importance towards safe guarding the Letšeng Diamonds Mine and the neighbouring communities, Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane has said.
Thabane made the announcement on Wednesday in Phutha-li-chaba, Mokhotlong when officially opening the station donated by the mine.
“We hope the station will not work against the public but to protect the mine, tourists, lives and property of the people of Tlokoeng and Mokhotlong,” the premier said.
The event was attended by among others Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki and a number of other cabinet ministers, Speaker of Parliament Sephiri Motanyane, Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli and other dignitaries.
Thabane added: “Law enforcement is of critical importance in creating a democratic society and it is in this spirit the government of Lesotho had to ensure the safety of the mine, hence why it also donated this magnificent building to the LMPS.”
According to Letšeng Mine CEO, Kelebone Leisanyane, the construction of the police station cost M7,2 million.
The donation Leisanyane said was part of their social responsibility programme, which seeks among others to uplift the lives of the communities of Mokhotlong.
He also showed that the gift was an indication of on-going good relations between the police and the mine.
The building that has an under floor heating system comprises a charge office, the CID unit, the gender based violence unit and child support office, crime prevention office, residences for the police.