The Country’s Correctional Service has expressed sadness about losing its Correctional officer late Sergeant Clerah Penibanga who died in a short illness on the 19th October 2021 at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara
The service for Sgt Clerah Penibanga who died at the age 49, was held at the All Saints Parish in Honiara, followed by a burial at Kola ridge cemetery
Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi said late Sgt Penibanga who died early Tuesday morning at the national referral Hospital was a dedicated, kindly, friendly and long serving officer
The Ministry of Police National Security Correctional Services of Solomon Islands my CSSI Executive and families across the country extend their heartfelt condolences to the husband, children and relatives of late Sgt Clerah Penibanga in Lipe village, reef Island Temotu province and Malaita province and elsewhere in the country
Manelusi acknowledged and recognise the support each of you contributed to the government and the people of Solomon Islands in the field of Correctional Services supporting her to allow late Sgt Penibanga to joint and work in the CSSI
“Your support makes late Sgt Clerah Penibanga to be a leader in the CSSI organisation”. Says Manelusi
Late Sgt Penibanga Participated in New Zealand Mutual Assistance Training team report (Staff In –Confidence) Basic First Aid Course, basic computer/Microsoft word and attended training on Human Development Plan under (MTCP) Correctional Academy of Malaysia, Langkawi
“She was enlisted into correctional service officer as correctional recruit on 1st November 1991, Late Sgt Penibanga was posted to Rove central correctional centre and served under various units, includes shift in charge Female unit, , In charge staff Affairs, and shift in charge Juveniles unit.
“On the 30th August 2014 she was promoted to sergeant, she work as the Prison Affairs as an Administration officer till her passing away. She served the CSSI, the Government and the people of Solomon Islands for almost 30 years”. Manelusi said
“I salute her for her well-done service. So long and farewell colleague. May her rest in eternal and blessed peace with the lord?”
The burial of late Sgt Penibanga held at Kola Ridge cemetery for final rest on the 23rd October 2021.