Honiara City Council (HCC) Law Enforcement division has been equipped with a brand new land-cruiser vehicle .
The cruiser was handed over by the Mayor in a brief occasion which included a parade by the officers and also witnessed by the public at the HCC headquarters.
The Mayor Alfrence Fatai said, this was part of the new executives’ 100 days program to assist the division with logistical support.
“My executive had promised the division to provide them with a vehicle within our 100 days program, and I am pleased that we have accomplished that,” he said.
“This new vehicle can now enable them to perform their duties in upholding the Council’s laws and ordinances effectively.
“I am also pleased with their performances and discipline and urge them to play a high performance role so the public can have the trust and confidence in them,” Fatai added.
Chairman of the Law Enforcement division Charles Aiwosuga in response said, this is a big achievement and thanked the Mayor for the new vehicle.
He further stated that this was a need of the division for a long time now to effectively implement city ordinances.
“I would like to thank the Mayor, his executive and the management for this timely assistance and now we can move forward and put more efforts in enforcing the Councils’ ordinances,”
“Our patrols around the city will now be more effective and I would like to appeal to the business houses and the public to work closely and assist us,” Aiwosuga said.
Sharing the same sentiment the Head of Division Robert Madeo also expressed his appreciation.
Madeo said, his division had been facing difficulties over the past year to carry out their duties because of inadequate logistical support.
“With the new vehicle at our disposal, it will help us improve our performances and duties to ensure the laws of the council are complied with.
“I would also like to advise those vendors around the city that our patrols will now be more consistent and they must be aware to avoid and arrests,” he said.
Madeo further appeals to the public to be cooperative with the officers when they carry out their duties around the city.
By Kadiba Alu