Deputy Commissioner (DC) Operations, Ms Juanita Matanga as part of her provincial tour to Malaita Province has made a courtesy visit to the Honourable Premier of Malaita Province Mr Daniel Suidani today 27 June 2022.
DC Matanga said the courtesy visit to the Office of the Honourable Premier is part of recognizing that as a political head of Malaita Provincial government, it is important to accord that respect before we actually do the visit to other police stations and outposts in the province in the coming days.
Ms Matanga in her discussion with the Honourable Premier, expressed her acknowledgement to the executive of the Province for their support to the office of Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province during the challenging times we have been through during the COVID-19 community transmission. I am looking forward to the same support to continue as we work collaboratively to deal with policing issues in the province.
She said during the visit, a wide range of challenges has been discussed especially on crime, status of police infrastructure, leadership and resources that impact the security in the province. This is a great challenge where we cannot deny it, but through understanding and collaboration, we can find ways to address it.
The Honourable Premier assured the visiting team that his government will continue to work closely with the PPCs office and his team to make sure Malaita Province is a safe home for his people. It is very challenging, but we work together and find ways to address those challenges.
As part of the tour, the visiting delegation also visit Malaita Christian Care Centre in Auki and have a discussion with them and make a brief visit to the care centre. The team also visited the Health Emergency Centre at Kilufi Hospital and had a brief visit to different wards at the hospital.
The team also visited Kilusakwalo community and have good community engagement with their leaders.