The Parliamentary Opposition Office has deplored the action of vandalizers who removed the engraved plaque that marked the opening of the Bloody Ridge Park.
The Opposition Office stated that such act of vandalism is shameful and derogatory on the part of the citizens of the country.
The Opposition Office has called on people especially those residing within the vicinity of the monument to refrain from such bad behaviors and show respect.
“The vandalism that took place merely a week after the unveiling of the plaque is not only a crime but it indicates that few people in the country have no respect for state properties”, the Opposition Office added.
The Parliamentary Opposition Office emphasized that those monuments and particularly the Bloody Ridge Park puts Solomon Islands on the map, and is one of the main tourist attractions.
“However, such callous behaviors’ by a very few Solomon Islanders give a bad name to the country. The behavior is uncalled for and a national embarrassment”, the Opposition Office added.
The Parliamentary Opposition Office reiterated that the Bloody Ridge monument and others mark a significant part of Solomon Islands history and as citizens it should be our duty to protect them.
The Opposition Office called on the government to quickly build a fence around the Bloody Ridge monument to avoid further actions of vandalism.