Govt beefs up security in Jwaneng

JWANENG: Government has tightened security in the mining town of Jwaneng to protect diamonds, Defence, Justice and Security Minister Shaw Kgathi told a Kgotla meeting here on Friday.

As part of the measure, Kgathi said police officers in Jwaneng have been increased to 167, of which 36 are special constables. He said the mining town was important to the government as it produces the precious stone, which is a major contributor to the economy.

The minister told the residents of the relocation of diamond cutting and sorting to Botswana in the recent years. He said while such moves help grow the economy, crime can scare off investors.

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