Botswana Installs Full Body Scanners

13 September 2010 (Last Updated September 13th, 2010 18:30)

Full body scanners have been installed at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA) in Botswana in a bid to increase security at the national gateway. The machines installed at SSKIA's new terminal building use X-ray technology to detect hidden objects if security personne

Full body scanners have been installed at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA) in Botswana in a bid to increase security at the national gateway.

The machines installed at SSKIA's new terminal building use X-ray technology to detect hidden objects if security personnel miss something during manual checking.

The airport will also deploy additional security personnel at the airport as part of its security arrangement, according to mmegionline.bw.

Transport and Communications Minister Frank Ramsden said Botswana will implement the highest aviation security standards in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

The security upgrade is part of the BWP1.17bn ($168m) allocated by the government for its Airport Infrastructure Project between 2009 and 2011.