COMMISSIONER of Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI), Mactus Forau, has paid a visit to the Auki Correctional Centre (ACC).
The recent visit was strategically to oversee the ACC’s functions, meet with officers, inmates and key provincial stakeholders and to conduct other important CSSI business matters.
Speaking during the visit, Commissioner Forau acknowledged the ACC Commandant and staff for mounting a guard of honour for him and their commitment and support to his office.
He highlighted some important aspects for the organisation such as human resource capacity-development, infrastructure development, staff discipline and performance and the Correctional Service Solomon Islands Strategic Plan 2023-2026.
“It is very important to factor your responsibility and have respect to each other as we progress together. The Government and people of Solomon Islands are expecting us to display and demonstrate professionalism to our carrier path.”
He urged correctional officers to maintain discipline and standard in the wearing of their uniform.
Commissioner Forau said the uniform is a symbol of authority and the trust that the people of Solomon Islands place in them and they must respect it,
“I know you are shaping in good standard here and I acknowledge your Commandant, Head of Departments and Ranks and Files for the professionalism you have demonstrated and keep maintaining this,” he said.
The Supervising Commandant of Auki Correctional Centre, Benjamin Firibae, in turn, acknowledged the Office of the Commissioner for its support to ACC in ensuring the centre operates 24/7 with no major incidences.
“Since taking over the Supervising Commandant position in Auki Correctional Centre, I never have any official visit like this. Likewise, I acknowledge the timely visit and for giving us a positive assurance and provisions.
“I once again acknowledge the Commissioner and the CSSI Executive for continuing with their great support to Correctional Centres around Solomon Islands. My staff and I will strive to perform to the best of our ability in our daily work so as to meet what the government and people of Solomon Islands expect of us,” Mr Firibae said.
Commissioner Forau also made courtesy visits to the Premier of Malaita Province, Martin Gaote’e Fini, Malaita Provincial Police Commander, Leslie Kili and Auki Public Solicitor and Principal Legal Officer, Oxley Limeniala.