Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has maintained its call for a local or a Britain to take the police top post.
This came following reports that one of the local candidates has been forced instead to apply for the post of deputy commissioner of police instead.
The forum president Charles Dausabea questioned why this other local candidate was forced by certain members of the police executive to shift his application for the deputy’s post when he has not applied for it.
“This candidate was applying for the commissioner of police post and was shortlisted. And this candidate has all the qualification and experience to lead the force. Why should his application be shifted to that for the assistant commissioner’s post? Was that to allow the corrupt and incapable ones to have the better chance of being the next police commissioner? Dausabea questioned.
He said currently out of the three locals shortlisted, two have already been seen by the entire police force and citizens of this country as incapable and unfit to lead the force because of their bad leadership.
“If we can look carefully, the first local candidate belongs to RAMSI because it seems this candidate is pulled by the nose in all decision makings. The second candidate belongs to the political government. Only the third local candidate is clear and is seen to be the right person who will change the leadership of the force for the better,” Dausabea said.
Dausabea further reiterated that any New Zealander or Australian should not lead the force because their past leadership has already put this country into a mess.
“A good example is the Julian Moti case. If it wasn’t for Australia and NZ, this country won’t come through such situation. But because these past commissioners are pulled by the nose from Canberra, it creates a huge problem for the country,” Dausabea added.
He said if the force is to bring back public trust and confidence, the new commissioner has to come from Britain or a new local candidate.
“Otherwise if a local is taking the top post, we can take a Britain to be his advisor.”
Adding the force needs to bring back its integrity, public trust and confidence and the discipline that was water under the bridge until today.
By Daniel Namosuaia