People of Makira especially those residing in the Kirakira station were urged to show respect and prove their real identity during this upcoming banana festival.
The call was made by the Makira provincial police commander, inspector Richard Hane.
Speaking to this paper from Kirakira, PPC Hane said, “Makira is said to be one of the peaceful provinces in the Solomons and I call on the Makira public to show respect to our visitors during the upcoming festival next week.
“I encourage the public to behave well and cooperate with us to show our real identity, as the inauguration of this event is an important one us.
“This is the first of its kind, and for the start, we must make it a successful one that will paint a good picture for the province.
“As this will be an annual event, we must show to the world that this is a peaceful event for visitors to recall.”
Mr Hane said that his office is ready and had prepared to curb any disturbance or anti-social behaviour prior or during the festival.
“My officers are well prepared, and we are looking forward for the great event next week.
“Patrols will be held all throughout the event.”
He said that up until now as everyone is preparing for the festival, no disturbances have been reported.
“Up until now, no disturbances have been reported, only my officers have well support the preparation and we’ll continue to the end of the event”.
The three days banana festival will run from 4th to 7th June, next week.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI