National Parole Board change of guard ceremony – A success

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Clement Sibanda

The outgoing Chairperson of the Parole Board Hon. Chief Justice Mr Terence Rannowame hailed the national Parole Board for having a good track record.

Speaking during the Parole Board Change of Guard ceremony, he said the assessment of prisoners has been thorough and the statistics shows that from 2008-2018 they dealt with 287 applicants and recommended 136 who were duly approved the Hon. Minister of Defence Justice and Security for release.

He added that out the 136 released only four reoffended, (In percentage form, three percent reoffended and seven percent successfully completed their Parole without reoffending).

In her Remarks the Incoming Chairperson Hon. Justice Leatile Dambe said she had a close association the Botswana Prisons Service for 25 years and was very appreciative of the work they do.

She further said she accept the Mandate of being the Chairperson of the Parole Board wholeheartedly, “I will do my best to ensure that I carry the baton forward in the same manner that the outgoing Chairperson did for this organisation”. She said.

For his part, The Commissioner of Police Mr Silas Motlalekgosi welcomed the attendees to the ceremony as he bid the outgoing Chairperson of the Parole Board, The Hon Chief Justice Terence Rannowane farewell and welcomed the incoming Chairperson Hon. Justice Leatile Dambe.

The outgoing Chairperson was given a chair and framed artefacts as tokens of appreciation.

Among the dignitaries that graced the event was The Speaker of National Assembly, Ms Gladys Kokorwe, The Attorney General, Advocate Abraham Keetshabe, Acting Permanent Secretary MDJS, Mr Ikwatlheng Bagopi, Deputy Registrar and Master, Ms J. Dube.

The occasion was held on the 4th September 2108 at the Botswana Prisons Headquarters in Gaborone.

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