BY JENNIFER KUSAPA
SUPERVISING Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga reminds the three police officers who will be leaving for South Sudan tomorrow to display professionalism when serving in the international arena.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony of the three officers, Ms Matanga said this occasion marks another great achievement for the Solomon Islands in particular the RSIPF for being able to send officers to participate in the UN missions.
“This is not an easy task as you prepare to leave the country, I want to remind you that the RSIPF and the country are expecting you to be our ambassadors in the International level, we expect you to fly our national flag higher in the UN mission.
“We do not ask for more or less but we ask you to display professionalism at all times whilst serving abroad, your journey is yet to begin and I want to wish you all the best as you deploy and may God richly bless the three of you and guide you when you do your work in the foreign land,” Ms Matanga said.
The RSIPF has been aspired to be part of the UN mission for sometimes because of their own experience in areas of conflict and also understanding that RSIPF have the capacity to contribute towards International peace missions, and with the support and drive by different stakeholders and the SIG RSIPF have been able to fulfil this expectation, Matanga said.
She also remind family members of the three officers to support the officers as their journey in the next 12 months will be challenging and needs more support from families to achieve their mission.
Meanwhile Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services Moses Garu also congratulate the officers for their tiring preparation in meeting the necessary requirements for the UN mission.