The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) has received an ambulance donated by the Lesotho National Insurance Group (LNIG) Hollard at the event held at LMPS premises in Maseru on Wednesday.
When handing over the donation, the LNIG Hollard Managing Director, Mr. Mpho Vumbukani said LNIG Hollard has been working well with LMPS for many years, saying he is now happy that the company was able to donate this ambulance to health services within the LMPS.
Mr. Vumbukani said this donation will help to strengthen police services, noting that giving this ambulance to LMPS is not beneficially to the LMPS only but also to Basotho at large.
Moreover, he noted that this is not the first time that their company has donated to LMPS as LNIG Hollard also donated a vehicle to the Lesotho Police.
He said LNIG Hollard has been instrumental in the development of the nation and will continue to do so.
He, therefore, appealed to those who will be given the responsibility of this ambulance to handle it with care for the betterment of the police services.
Also speaking, the Prime Minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro said he was grateful to Lesotho police for receiving this donation, noting that he was aware of the challenges that the police are faced with all the time regarding their equipment.
He, therefore, thanked LNIG Hollard for the donation, saying this gift is a great honour as Lesotho businesses are responding to the needs of government stakeholders, saying this donation will contribute to the important work of saving the lives of Basotho.
Receiving the donation, the Commissioner of Police (COMPOL), Mr. Holomo Molibeli thanked LNIG Hollard for the donations it has given to the LMPS, saying the ambulance comes at the right time and will help to improve LMPS health services which are to ensure safety for all.
Commissioner Molibeli noted that the ambulance will be operated by trained paramedics, adding that it is not only beneficial to the police but will also assist where police need to intervene to transport patients safely.
The Lesotho National Insurance Group was established in 1976 as a corporate giant which operates under two insurance licences: short term and life. The company is now known as LNIG Hollard, resulting in Hollard Insurance’s acquisition of a majority stake in LNIG in 2017.