The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) wishes to advice the general public especially in Honiara that its “business as usual” this week as the first meeting of the 11th Parliament convenes today and the High Court continues with the hearing of the case between Hon. Matthew Wale and Hon. Manasseh Sogavare on 17 May 2019.
“We do not anticipate any problems and would like to encourage businesses, schools, clinics and other essential services to continue as normal. Be assured that the RSIPF is monitoring the situation and should anything arise, your police is ready to deal with it,” says Supervising Commissioner of Police, Gabriel Manelusi
He adds: “I call on the law abiding citizens of Solomon Islands to remain calm and go about their business and lives as usual. Let us allow the democratic institutions like the National Parliament and our Courts to perform their duties as mandated in the National Constitution.”
Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has launched an operation to provide security at the National Parliament for the first meeting of the 11th Parliament in Honiara today.
RSIPF Assistant Commissioner (AC) for National Operations, Mostyn Mangau says,
“We expect the operation to go ahead smoothly as I do not see any trouble happening like what happened on 24 April after the election of the Prime Minister. But should anything happen, the RSIPF is ready to deal with it.”
“I appeal to our good citizens especially in Honiara to respect the rule of law and allow our Members of Parliament to continue to perform their roles as leaders of our country. Let us refrain from causing violence. Violence will only destroy our families, our communities and our country. Let us embrace peace in our hearts, in our families, in our communities and in our country,” says AC Mangau
The Police operation is in addition to the normal security at the National Parliament House for meetings of Parliament members.
RSIPF urges members of the public to pass on any information about anyone planning to disturb the peace and rule of law in our country. You can contact your nearest police station or call the Police National Centre on phone 23666 or the toll free 999.
Press Release: RSIPF