HUNDREDS of youths who gathered at Malu’u, North Malaita for a Sunday school youth rally during the weekend were told to uphold obedience.
Speaking during the opening of the rally, community police officer Tex Tafoa young people must shape up in order to be leaders of the nation in the future.
“You are the next generation of Solomon Islands. The future of this country lies in your hands therefore, you must shape up and be responsible citizens,” Mr Tafoa said.
He said Sunday schools are important players in the upbringing of youths.
“In your respective Sunday Schools, you learn Godly lessons and that will lead you to become law abiding and obedient citizens.
“Police’s work will be very easy if young people obey their parents, community elders and abide by our national laws.
“Such character can always bring pride to their parents, families, communities, province and the nation.
“Keep away from bad influences because those things can only destroy your future.”
Mr Tafoa said according to police records, 95 percent of people that involve in crimes are youths.
“Spare yourself, your family and community from shame and stay out from drugs and criminal activities.
“Police are not here to punish people, but to help you to be good and law abiding citizens.”
He said the success of their work depends on the support of the community therefore all members of communities must support the work of police for a peaceful and bright future.
By WILLIAM EKOTANI