THE fight against reducing criminal activities in the city requires everyone’s responsibility.
Acting police chief Juanita Matanga said this in response to questions raised about what police will do with the rise in unlawful behaviour of youths on the streets of Honiara.
She said all citizens must act responsibly to curb down anti social behaviour and criminal activities because police can’t be there on the streets 24/7.
“Police is aware of reports of youths involved in consuming kwaso (home brewed beer) on the streets and threatening passersby but could not be there always therefore the police calls for public support.”
Ms Matanga admitted this is a problem that police alone cannot deal with but needs the support and cooperation of all citizens.
“We all have to take responsibilities. Parents, community leaders and everyone need to work together to ensure that our town and place we live is safe and crime free. Because when police is present on the streets, those who do such criminal act or unwanted behaviours will hide away,” she said.
“Ordinary citizens must be responsible and take action whenever we see something done is not right and advice or talk to those who do the wrong things within our society or community not to do it.”
She stressed that working in partnership with police is important to cut down anti-social behaviour and criminal acts which is becoming a huge problem within the society today.
BY DANIEL NAMOSUAIA