After long negotiations David Horn Communications received a large order from the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) in Botswana to supply digital interview recorders and associated equipment. The order included: static machines (audio-only and audio/video); cameras, microphones and accessories; lightweight portable kits; and standalone MST digital transcribers.
The Directorate was formed in September 1994 in order to respond to amongst other issues, the findings of three presidential commissions of inquiry into the misappropriation of huge sums of money. It was established along the lines of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) of Hong Kong after benchmarking against other countries. It has adopted the ‘Three-Pronged Strategy’ which has proved to be effective and now internationally accepted as major tool in the fight against corruption. These are investigation, corruption prevention, and public education.
The full equipment consignment was delivered to Gaborone in early October and in November officials from the Directorate spent three days with David Horn Communications where they became familiar with procedure, operation and the maintenance of their new equipment. With this knowledge they were able to return home to impart this knowledge to fellow colleagues and officers.