By: Mosoaboli Mohlomi.
MAFETENG: Traditionally, women in Lesotho are regarded as minors, but Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) Women’s Network has for several times portrayed ‘women in blues’ in a different way.
Since its inception, LMPS Women’s Network has courageously performed several social activities in the country donating pairs of shoes, school bags, and uniform to police orphans throughout the country.
The Network has also contributed to the improvement of good health of police by helping Police Constable (P/C) Raseotsana to buy his prosthetic legs.
Besides extending helping hand to police and police orphans, Women’s Network has also reached out the community where women police in Botha-Bothe paid a visit to one family of an old age woman in Manamela, Botha-Bothe and performed social activities.
They washed the clothes of the woman, smeared the walls of the house and bought her some groceries and other necessities .
Recently, LMPS Women’s Network marked the end of sixteen days activism in style by refurbishing the house of the late Lebamang Chabeli and donating Christmas gifts to his four orphans in Mafeteng district.
Giving a brief account of the occasion, the national chairperson of Women’s Network Sub-Inspector (Sub-Insp.) Lebohang Morema said they first visited the family of the late Chabeli to find out what could they do for these four police orphans.
She reiterated that on arrival they observed that the house was in shocking condition, hence the need to revamp it.
She added that windows were broken; walls and clothes were dirty.
”We came up with a decision to buy cement, paint and other small building equipments so as to renovate the house,” Sub-Insp. Morema said.
She further stated that women police from all districts were the ones who painted the walls and did all the other necessary work like washing the dirty clothes of the orphans and cleaning the surroundings.
As if these were not enough, the Network also donated the Christmas gifts which included shoes and grocery to the children.
In this occasion, Senior Superintendent (S/Supt.) Mpolokeng Shale, the district commissioner for Mohale’s Hoek as the senior women police who was present encouraged women police to keep up the good work.
At the end, the donations were presented to the orphaned children by district commissioner of police for Mafeteng Senior Superintendent (S/Supt) Tšeliso Baholo.
In his remarks S/Supt. Baholo thanked LMPS Women’s Network for helping the needy and further applauded Mafeteng Women’s Network for leading the way.
He emphasized that what the Network is doing would remain a history in LMPS and the entire country.