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THE Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is leaving on 30th June 2017 because the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force is ready to take over the operations.
Alex Cameron, Deputy RAMSI Special Coordinator, highlighted this to media in Honiara last Wednesday.
Mr Cameron said there is no need for RAMSI large scale intervention force to be here in Solomon Islands.
“We see the evidence of that every day,” he stated.
“The RSIPF has been delivering the front line services since 2011 and RAMSI stepping further at the background,” he added.
MrCameron gave an example of the standoff between landowners at Auki on Tuesday where RSIPF took the front line to calm the situation.
“We provide helicopter support, but the PRT gone over to curl everything out there.
“Trust and confidence are one of the reasons why RAMSI can go at the moment,” he said.
Furthermore, MrCameron said there are good work ethics displayed by young police officers in their duties, which showed confidence and trust.
RAMSI arrived here in 2003 to quell the civil unrest between militants of Guadalcanal and Malaita.
By EDDIE OSIFELO