By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA
THE COMMUNITY POLICING Forum of Mmakau village in the North West province has come up with an initiative to fundraising for the stipend of the patrollers.
They are selling vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes, onions, pumpkins, spinach and other vegetables to the community.
Oupa Ntlatleng the chairperson of CPF in Mmakau said after they realized that their patrollers are withdrawing because of lack of stipend the decided to do a fundraising to help them place the bread on the table.
“We have 150 dedicated patrollers who are serving the community of Mmakau which has a population of about 65 000 residents. Since the patrollers started to patrol our village crime rate dropped by 80 percent which proved that they are dedicated to reducing crime in our area.
“This is just a start we want to grow this initiative by making more projects such as selling cakes, pizzas and other things to generate income. These patrollers have families and they have to feed their families and fight crime at the same time which is challenging.
“They share the profit and save some money to get more stock. We would like to thank the community members who are supporting us by buying the vegetables and we urge others to support us as part of their contribution in the fight against crime,” said Ntlatleng. firstname.lastname@example.org