The Commissioner of Police, Thebeyame Tsimako, has asked delegates at the just ended 21st INTERPOL African Regional Conference to market Botswana as a preferred destination for tourist and investors.
He labeled Botswana “Big Game Country”.
Tsimako said the country’s wildlife and wilderness reserves are regarded as some of the best in the world.
“Some delegates may wish to extend their stay beyond the conference to enjoy Botswana’s unique tourism experience,” said Tsimako.
He assured the delegates to experience the peaceful and tranquil nature of the country and its people, saying that Botswana is one of the peaceful nations in the world, making it an ideal stop for those who may want to invest in its stability and vast natural resources.
He said the country is peaceful because of its government’s commitment to law enforcement services.
Tsimako urged delegates to encourage their respective governments to invest more in public security in order to provide a conducive environment for tourists and investors.
The conference was attended by law enforcement officers from Africa, Europe and United States of America.
Amongst main issues discussed was the strengthening of and developing responses to wildlife crime.
“Botswana is blessed with an abundance of a wide range of wildlife, fauna and cultural heritage that tourist could find to be uniquely enjoyable,” said Tsimako.
“A healthy tourism industry depends on a healthy resources base, and sustainable growth in tourism means increased funds for conservation,” added Tsimako.