THE Police, National Security & Correctional Service Commission (PNSCSC) will soon visit the nation’s border with Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the Western province.
This was revealed by secretary to PNSCSC Wilson Orisi on Thursday.
PNSCSC is one of the Parliamentary standing committees.
He said, PNSCSC has realised that it has been a long time now since the border with Bougainville was left unattended to by responsible government authorities such as the police, immigration officials, customs and quarantine.
“This international boundary has been alleged to violate by criminals, hence the commission will want to conduct an enquiry in the Western province to learn from experiences of people there regarding movements across the Solomon Islands/PNG border,” Mr Orisi continued.
He added, illegal movement of people and goods across the border is a matter that needs verification from local people residing near the border, who can give first hand information of their experiences.
“Economic aspect of that international border is of great importance since government can collect huge revenues from there if activities across the boundary were regulated.”
He explained, that enquiry into police integrity in the Western province is also part of their task, since most complaints reaching Honiara alleged that police there have failed to respond to reports.
“The main objective of the PNSCSC enquiry team is to identify the real issues related to this boundary with Bougainville and make recommendation to the government to address.”
The PNSCSC team is expected to be led by Jimmy Lusibaea, the chairman to conduct inquiry in Shortland, Choiseul, Gizo and Munda.
“Commission (PNSCSC) will leave on 4th of October and return on 18th of October before the parliament meeting,” the secretary to PNSCSC concluded.
By AATAI JOHN