BY SAMIE WAIKORI
MALATA provincial police has proposed a two-day awareness talk to communities in ward 24 in West Are’are, Malaita province.
Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Mr Timothy Apaesi told this paper yesterday that the talk is set for mid next month.
He said the awareness talk will be on the Crime Prevention Strategy (CRS) and Community Policing (CP) to communities of Pipisu and surroundings.
Mr Apaesi said the talk will cover important areas under the CRS and CP that help people to understand their responsibilities in keeping law and order in their communities.
He said the talk will also enlighten the communities on how they should work together with police to tackle anti-social behaviours in the communities.
Apaesi said his office proposed the talk upon a request made by communities for police to carry out awareness talks in their areas.
He said his office has drawn up a similar programme for the province this year, and will soon implement it.
In response to a number of calls for effective policing in the province, Apaesi said resource is the main problem police in Malaita is facing.
He said in the province there are four police stations; Malu’u, Atori and Maka including Auki and Atoifi police post in East Kwaio.
“We have staff looking after them where they’ve been responsible for various parts in the province.
“Thus, by looking at infrastructure, accessibility of road only at certain parts of the province.
“So the appropriate mean of transport we can reach almost everywhere is by sea transport.”
He explained fuel is also often a problem which pops up regularly since they depend on funds for it.