Grand Palm partner with government to combat crime
The initiative aims to put a stop to crime by developing on the ground policing clusters in local communities. These clusters will be manned by members of the police force with the porta cabins providing a convenient base for the cluster members.
"This project proactively addresses the rise in petty crime by bringing local police closer to the community. After several meetings with the police and government representatives we were completely convinced we had to get involved. As a socially responsible resort, we actively support initiatives like this one that contribute towards the upliftment of our local communities. We are committed to creating a safe and secure community for all to enjoy" says Bruce Page-Wood, Regional Chief Operating Officer (Botswana and Africa) at The Grand Palm Resort.
The two porta cabins houses ablution facilities for men and women, and two offices. There are also communication equipment and other office supplies provided by the police force. Maintained by the government, the porta cabins are erected in Block 5 and Block 6 near the resort.
The project has engaged local communities at grass roots level with community members encouraged to identify the root causes of the crime in their area and to collaborate with police in the formulation of crime prevention strategies. "Community Leaders from Block 5 and Block 6 have been very supportive of this project, securing land and other resources for this crime combating initiative," says Bruce Page-Wood,.