Malaita Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Alfred Uga has acknowledged RAMSI and the Australian government for their support in the construction of the new Auki Police headquarter.
Speaking at the official opening and handing over ceremony yesterday PPC Alfred Uiga said, the Police office building was built early last year and it was a joy to see it completed this year.
He said, prior to this new building the old Auki Police station has shown signs of being run down and was not something that the RSIPF in Auki to be proud of.
“During the rain the building would leak, there were presence of termites in the building, broken doors and windows, no proper furniture in some of the rooms.
“In some of the rooms my officers have to sit on empty bottle crates to do their work which the station felt it was neglected by responsible authorities for quite sometimes.
“And such environment has negatively impacted on the morale of the officers not to do their work properly,” the Auki Police boss said.
But with the completion of this new building, it would bring pride to the officers and allow them to work effectively to serve the people of Malaita province, he said.
“We can now be proud to raise the national flag of Solomon Islands and the RSIPF in front of this new police station.
“Surely this new surrounding will boost our moral and bring the work of the police to new levels in Malaita.
“Of course this would not have been possible if it was not from the assistance of RAMSI and the Australian government who have provided funds for this project and so this is a great achievement,” Mr Uiga said.
“It is with great joy that I thank the Special Coordinator and PPF Commander for this wonderful complex.”
A high level delegation from Honiara attended the event.
By WILLIAM EKOTANI