BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
A Border Security Management workshop at Taro, Choiseul Province, last Friday provided opportunity for contribution of discussions towards the country’s border issues.
More than thirty participants comprising of members of the Provincial Assemblies, Heads of Divisions, Chiefs and Church leaders attended the workshop that was facilitated by a team led by the National Security Policy Division (NSPD) of the Ministry of Police National Security and Correctional Services).
Heading NSPD were the Director of National Security Mr David Diosi and NSPD’s Consultant Mr Bernard Bata’anisia, with the assistance of resourceful people under the National and Choiseul Provincial Governments.
According to Choiseul Province Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Ward 12 at Varisi Lavata Hon Nerio Ulemiki, the workshop provided an opportunity where the participants and Choiseul Provincial Government discussed and contributed ideas towards enhancing and supporting the border security management and its structures and mechanisms in the province and country.
“It also provided opportunities for the participants to interact with one another through sharing and understanding of border security management issues, build strategic linkages and sharing of information and networking between the Choiseul Provincial Government and all stakeholders on the broader border security management issues and its implementation,” explained Hon Ulemiki.
He said the outcomes of the workshop resulted in participants having better understanding and appreciation of the importance of the implementation mechanisms on the border and serious active participation by the local population.
“An outcome report was produced at the end of the workshop which will be fed into the National Security Policy framework discussion and debate,” said Hon Ulemiki.