THE Premier of Malaita province, Peter Chanel Ramohia has assured the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) that his provincial government will work closely with the Force on the roll-out of the Kwaso Action Plan in the province.
Mr Ramohia gave the assurance during a brief meeting with the RSIPF’s Assistant Commissioner (AC) Provincial, Joseph Manelugu in Auki on November 14, 2018.
During the meeting AC Manelugu briefed the Premier on the Kwaso Action Plan and the RSIPF preparations for the National General Election next year.
Manelugu told Premier Ramohia: “The Kwaso Action Plan is aimed at reducing the harmful substance from our communities including in Malaita Province. The issues are the production, distribution and consumption of kwaso.
“By identifying the problems we can come up with some mechanism to solve the problem by working together with other stakeholders, youth and, women groups, church leaders, community liaison officers and Crime Prevention Committee members.
“With the strong partnership that we develop with stakeholders it will assist in preventing the illicit substance from our communities.
“We will also conduct awareness programmes and trainings to help our communities to fully understand the impact of kwaso on our communities.”
In response, Premier Ramohia told AC Manelugu: “I am happy and like to congratulate your team for the good work done in terms of the Kwaso Action Plan and the preparations for the National General Election next year. With the issues identified, it is something that we need to continue to work on and find some ways to resolve them.
“I believe that if we work collectively on implementing the Kwaso Action Plan it will control the availability of the illicit substance within our communities.
“The Malaita Provincial Government can assist the Police with this issue through its Community Liaision Officers (CLOs).”