Another fingerprint kit for police



MASERU – The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) received the second batch of fingerprint kits from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) through the US Embassy this week. This followed the first batch, which was given to Qacha’s Nek Police by the FBI through the same US Embassy last year.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony, which was held at the Police Headquarters in Maseru on Monday, the US Ambassador to Lesotho, Maria Brewer, said the kits would amplify the investigative capabilities of Lesotho’s security forces, thus enabling resolutions of cases and further strengthening the rule of law in Lesotho.

“Looking to the future, they must trust challenges that transcend borders.” Brewer further said: “Fostering security cooperation between the US and Lesotho has been at the forefront of my mission.” Brewer said she hosted the first fingerprint training programme in the US in 2022 before extending their effort beyond the capital to reach the community of Qacha’s Nek last year, where they also donated some fingerprint kits.

She said the kits symbolised more than just tools but represented a shared commitment to both security and justice throughout Lesotho. One of the police Deputy Commissioners, Dr. Mahlape Morai, said the donations of fingerprint kits would fortify their relationship and bond with the US Embassy. “LMPS has been serving the US Embassy for so long,” said Morai.

Adding: “This remarkable session is said to affirm the commitment principles that have governed both of us over the years, principles that have brought the kingdom of Lesotho, the LMPS, and the US Embassy nothing but peace and security.” LMPS received 22 fingerprint kits from the FBI on the day.

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