BY BEN BILUA
WESTERN Province Education Authority has condemned the gruesome killing of the seven-year-old girl in Kolombangara last week.
The victim was a student of Vaosau Sepe Primary School.
In a statement to Island Sun Gizo, Principal Education Officer of Western Education Authority, Freedom Tozaka described the action as “beyond normal human being’s reasoning”.
He said the sad incident reinforces the need for the government to improve access to education by bringing schools closer to homes.
Tozaka adds that the proposed Child Protection Act should be fast tracked, similarly more awareness should be made on the Family Protection Act.
“The Western Province Education Authority strongly condemns the brutal act of murder that has happened to one of our little girls aged 7 of Vaosau Sepe Primary school on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021.
“This innocent child was struggling for her future to be one of our human resources.
“As Western Province seems to be expressing very high rape cases and child abuses we do strongly call to the public to stop touching our little children and do show respect of caring and loving.
“We also call to Solomon Islands Government to provide more resources on the Child Protection Act and Family Protection Act so that awareness from the shores of Solomon Islands and to jungles must be known to these important tools.
“We call on all key partners to work together and make awareness especially, Ministry of Women, Children Affairs, MEHRD, Police, Unicef, Save the Children and others partners.
“On behalf of the Western Province Education Authority and all children of Western Province we deeply share our deepest sympathy to one of beloved future human resources to the Parents and family members whom they lost their very love one,” he said.
Island Sun understands that two suspects are being questioned.