MOI chiefs call for local court visit

MPG team held awareness with Pelau House of Chief
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The Malaita outer islands (MOI) houses of chiefs are calling on the provincial local court to visit the atolls.

This is according to Ishmael Kekou, the first class magistrate who is looking after the Auki provincial magistrate.

He said last week a court circuit was carried out in Ontong Java and Sikaiana, MOI, and chiefs appreciated the service provided as it helped by contributing towards the governing role played by chiefs in the islands.

Kekou said like other societies, increase in anti-social activities in the three main islands in MOI continue to provide challenges for the houses of chiefs there.

Thus the chiefs see that there is a need for the national government to help.

He said the presence of RSIPF at Pelau is a boost to the governing role the chiefs provide in their communities and they thank the ministry of police (MPNSCS) for the initiative.

Kekou said apart from the police, there are some issues that need services from other government agencies.

He said the chiefs uttered the need for the services as it will help address some of the long standing issues they face.

Kekou said one of their needs is to have the service of the Local Court on the islands to help in settling land related issues and other civil matters.