BY GEORGE MANFORD
THE Malaita Peacekeeping Force has come out clarifying its objective and purpose following criticism by members of public.
Speaking to this paper Moses Akote’e said that the main aim of his group’s establishment is to work alongside and support the police in Auki, and Malaita province as a whole.
“I know some members from the public have criticizes this group where we are here to work closely with the police.
“Our aim is to re-organise from our past failures and to have concern and reduce crime in our communities and Auki township area.
“We want to live in peace and harmony and discourage unlawful activities in our societies today.”
He says the group is voluntary and members join purely out of their own desire to see peace and security established and maintained in Auki and Malaita.
“Our group however is a voluntary group where we will work closely with the police to fight against crime in Malaita province.
“The Malaita peacekeeping force is not a special unit or a security firm that will work according to their structures or policies but it is a group that will provide more information to police and to create peace in the lovely isles of malaita voluntarily.
“The word peace is a state of tranquility, quiet and harmony. For instance, a state free from civil disturbance and a state free of oppressive and unpleasant thoughts and emotions.
“Force is anything to make a big change in a person, communities or in a nation.
“If we want lasting peace and a safe environment in our communities and our society we must work together not to hate the other.”