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Police Force Hails Prime Minister’s Visit

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has praised Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo for his commitment and support towards the country’s national security and correctional services.

Speaking at the Prime Minister’s 2014 official visit to the Police headquarters at Rove Tuesday this week, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police Edmond Sikua said the visit highlights Government’s commitment under the leadership of Prime Minister Lilo to the country’s national security.

The Government this year has made significant increases in both the recurrent and development budgets to enhance policing and correctional services.

“I think it shows government’s commitment and this is implicated in the budgetary support that government is giving to the RSIPF and the whole of the Ministry. This year we have increases in both the recurrent and development budget. This will enable us to perform our duties and work that we are required to do,” Mr Sikua said.

The Prime Minister’s visit coincides with the announcement of the Government 2014 priorities as well as the launching of the RSIPF’s strategic direction 2014 to 2017.

Mr Sikua said 2014 is an important year for Solomon Islands and in particular the RSIPF as the force begins its planning and preparation ahead of the national general elections at the end of this year.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the honorable Prime Minister for his dedication in ensuring that the security of this country is paramount and that the RSIPF is able to perform its duties,” Mr Sikua said.

Mr Sikua also announced that the Ministry of Police has now taken a new approach in ensuring that all its institutions work together to manage the issues of national security, policing and correctional services in the country.

Earlier this week, the RSIPF held its first Executive Management meeting which looks at strategies to ensure the force continues to enhance national security.

The executive management team will meet quarterly each year and will monitor the achievements of the RSIPF Strategic Direction, the Corrections Strategic Plan and the Ministries Corporate Plan to ensure that security; policing and corrections are managed properly by capable leaders.

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