Police headquarters IPA Region hosted a meeting at police officers’ mess in Maseru on March 6, 2020.
The Region is comprised of Special Support Unit/Special Operations Unit (SSU/SOU), PHQ and Police Training College (PTC).
The purpose was to formulate regional annual work plan and to discuss cultural diversity which will take place in Lesotho organized by IPA – Lesotho Section on March 26, this year.
The ratification of the newly elected member to fill the gap of the regional member who resigned due to family challenges was also done.
Regional Chairperson Mr Khojane Lebeoana told our publication that work plan included cleaning campaign which is aimed to be performed in collaboration with Central Region.
Khojane showed that PHQ and Central regions are based in Maseru in the capital city of Lesotho, therefore, they should be exemplary to other regions.
He showed that they will visit yet to be identified orphanage as social responsibility. Crime prevention activity as an additional effort to Lesotho Mounted Police Service would be effected.
“The spirit of IPA is high in our region. The attendance and representation was satisfactory in the meeting”, concluded the regional Chairperson.
The meeting revealed that SSU/SOU district hosted an event on February 28 at Rasetimela government high school, whereby they bid farewell to two students whom they backed with funding for their studies.
In an exclusive interview, the Chairperson of SSU/SOU Mr Moruti Thabiso Makhahlela said the purpose of the event was the farewell of Moalosi Monethi and ‘Mamokete Serongoane a boy and a girl respectively.
Makhahlela showed that they approached the principal of the high school in 2018. The students were in Form D by then and completed their Form E (COSC) last year.
They requested the school management to allow them to identify two hard working students but encountering some challenges in getting school requirements for themselves whom they would support with school fees.
“We were challenged because the identified school is our neighbour and we saw kids when they pass our office”, said dedicated Makhahlela.
Makhahlela said since their district is comprised of SSU/SOU (Both special units) hence, they wanted to do something special from other districts and regions.
“Then we recognized that in the history of IPA in Lesotho nothing of this nature had ever happened”, he continued.
The invitees in this occasion were the President of IPA-Lesotho Section and Commissioner of Police Mr Holomo Molibeli. The representation of the district education office, chief, member of the board of the school and police senior officers ornamented the activity and students of the school.
Lesotho police band entertained the guests. According to the Chairperson the police band was the initiative of the Officer Commanding SOU Superintendent Kabelo Halahala.
“Supt. Halahala is highly supportive to our association and we appreciate his efforts”, said Makhahlela.