BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
CHIEFS of Malaita Outer Islands have strongly continued to upholds and enforce laws for islanders to comply with.
This is because the atoll does not have any police post or an officer.
Island Sun last has made a visit to MOI and was caught up with Chief Trevis Kilatu of Lord Howe in which he revealed that the atoll does not have any police post with an officer to carry out community policing hence the two house of chiefs form Pelau and Luangiua has took up the responsibility.
Chief Kilatu said because of this reason chiefs of MOI have stepped in to continue enforcing laws for Islanders to comply with.
Kalatu said if islanders found breaching these laws the House of chiefs from the two main islands Pelau and Luangiua will step in to address the matter.
“When law and order is breached the house of chiefs from both islands will intervene to deal with the matter and settle it,” he said.
Kilatu uttered that anyone who is found guilty of breaching these in placed community by-laws must do community work.
“His or her punishment is to clean the community road or clean any property owned by the community,” he said.
Meanwhile the practice of maintaining laws and orders in the communities by the house of chiefs in MOI has positively impacted in terms of having and living in a peaceful communities free from negative activities.