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BOTSWANA POLICE SERVICE RAKES IN MILLIONS OF PULA OF MONTHLY FINES

Written by on August 13, 2020

Botswana Police Service is said to collect about 7 million Pula worth of traffic fines per month. This was revealed by Police Commissioner, Keabetswe Makgophe when appearing before the Parliament Public Accounts Committee this morning. The PAC learnt that these funds are then channeled into the Road Traffic Fines Fund, one of the 3 special Funds that the BPS has.

Botswana Police Service Finance Director, Assistant Commissioner Odikilwe Majama said the Fund currently has about 27 million Pula.

Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner told the PAC that one of the Funds that the BPS has, is the Police Relief Fund, where police officers pay monthly premiums of 40 Pula to secure a funeral cover at the value of P40 thousand for them or their spouses.

Makgophe said while contribution to the Fund is voluntary, he is sometimes compelled to force some members of the police force to join to save the BPS from the embarrassment it has faced previously after the passing of some of their colleagues.


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