THE newly built Auki Police headquarter is now complete and ready for its official handing over.
This was confirmed by the Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Alfred Uiga on Monday.
He said the official handing over of the new building will be conducted after the National General Election.
“Only finishing and minor work on its garage is left but the main headquarter building is now complete.”
The new Auki police headquarter building will allow officers to enjoy a new working environment.
The new complex is being described as a facelift for Malaita province and the township.
The new building will house the Correctional Service of Solomon Islands (CSSI), traffic division, community policing, training division, watch house, conference room, armory division and communication department (radio).
PPC Uiga earlier told this paper that he was pleased with the new complex building because his officers will soon work in a comfortable and good environment.
“It’s appropriate at this time because the current one we are using is old and there is lack of space.
“We need a good environment for our officers to do their work and hope that new complex would provide that desired environment,” he said.
The new police headquarter also has its own prison-cell at the back and a garage.
Uiga thanked Australian government in funding the project through RAMSI.
By STEPHEN DI’ISANGO