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Eyes for the klipplaat farmers!

Eyes for the klipplaat farmers!

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My name is Mark Shires. I am 57 years old and I am farming in the Klipplaat area of SA. I am making this plea for assistance on behalf of the Klipplaat farmers association and town.

We are asking assistance in purchasing 4 License plate recognition cameras (LPR). Crime in rural areas has increased to epidemic proportions. Stock theft, drugs, robbery as well as murder is common in these areas every day. One only has to see the news to realize the seriousness of our dilemma. Farmers have to spend a huge amount of their hard-earned money to secure themselves. All of this during the worst drought in history. We cannot rely on a pathetic and understaffed police force.

The local town has an unemployment rate of about 90% and relies on social grants to survive. They are not able to help with funding and therefore the payment of these cameras falls on a farming community under severe financial duress.

These cameras have been a huge success in other areas in SA leading to a number of arrests, some of them for murder. It also has preventative properties, as criminals will not use these roads which are covered by these cameras, as they will be closely monitored.

The areas that have these cameras have experienced a drastic reduction of vehicles on their roads and therefore a huge reduction in crime. This would impact positively on the way of life in Klipplaat as well as the surrounding areas as well as assisting the police in their endeavors to fight crime. These 4 cameras will cover the main roads in our area.

Each camera costs R75000 installed. There is a monthly fee, which the farmers will have to pay, for monitoring the cameras. They will be installed strategically on the most important roads in our area. The monitoring of these cameras will be done by a private security company. Any suspicious or stolen vehicle would be flagged and monitored. In case of crime footage could be looked at to find vehicles that were in the area at that time. As I have previously said it has been an effective crime deterrent and an extremely effective crime-solving device.

The money would be paid into our farm association account and every penny spent will be recorded and open for investigation. We would also send a copy of how the money was spent on the donors.

Funds raised will be paid into the beneficiary's bank account.

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My name is Mark Shires. I am 57 years old and I am farming in the Klipplaat area of SA. I am making this plea for assistance on behalf of the Klipplaat farmers association and town. We are asking assistance in purchasing 4 License plate recognition cameras (LPR). Crime in rural areas has increased to epidemic proportions. Stock theft, drugs, robbery as well as murder is common in these areas every day.