THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) strongly warns bus owners and drivers in Honiara to abide by the law following an illegal protest through the city yesterday at the recent changes instituted by the Honiara City Council to the bus routes.
At a meeting with the protesting bus owners and drivers at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara, Supervising Deputy Commissioner, Operations, Ms Gwen Ratu told them, “It was illegal for you to involve in such a protest as you did not get the necessary permit to stage such an activity.
“This is unlawful and I warn you bus owners and drivers to go back to providing your services to the public of Honiara according to the recent changes approved by the Honiara City Council.
“The changes apply to all buses operating within the city. Allow the recently formed Bus Association to deal with whatever issues arising out of the new bus routes with the necessary authorities.
“Police will not tolerate such illegal activities such as today’s protest and is prepared to take stern action against anyone who does not listen to this warning.”
The RSIPF would like to thank the bus owners and drivers for their understanding, respect and behavior during yesterday’s meeting at the Rove Police Headquarter.