Security firms wary as ex-BDF officers enter fray

Retired BDF soldiers are flooding the private security firms
Retired BDF soldiers are flooding the private security firms

PALAPYE: The establishment of a security firm owned by the Botswana Defence Force Retired Members Association (BDFRMA) has triggered unease in the highly competitive security sector, where more than 2,000 firms are registered.

It is understood that the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security licenced Shorland Security Solutions recently and the company is set to hit its stride soon, recruiting and training security guards.

In an interview at the retired soldiers’ Annual General Meeting in Palapye last Saturday, BDFRMA secretary general, Gaboyo Bakwena said military experience would give Shorland the competitive edge over its peers.

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