THERE was poor turnout of youths during the youth-police forum dialogue on Monday in Honiara.
The event was held at the Multi-Purpose Hall.
A head count just saw just well over a hundred youths showed up during the forum facilitated by Police.
The forum was arranged by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in which the Police Commissioner Mathew Varley invited all youths in Honiara to attend as an opportunity for them to have dialogue and discuss issues affecting them and the police.
Varley said the forum was mainly to provide a venue for young people who would like more opportunity to talk with the police commissioner and also to express their views about the RSIPF and the work they do in keeping peace and crime prevention in our community.
He said over the past weeks he heard a lot of questions and concerns raised by youths involving the police and the role and the work of the police they do in the communities in which he also met with a ood young people to listen to their questions and concern about the RSIPF.
“I have learnt that many young people would like more opportunity to talk with me as your police commissioner and also to express your views about the RSIPF and the work we do in keeping peace and crime prevention in our community,” he said.
During the forums there were questions and concern asked by some of the youths which the commissioner had answered them.
He also confirmed to the youths that there was no protest applications received from any youth groups as speculated.
Varley appreciated the comments made by the youths and as young people they have very important voice in this community in which he is really keen to hear from them.
By FOLLET JOHN