A NEWLY established youth group at the Borderline and Kobito area, east Honiara, will be meeting the Community Policing team for the first time this Sunday.
The Borderline and Kobito area has been known for its social disorder, with one particular criminal activity resulted in the burning down of the police post in the area.
The youths are always hostile to the police.
The group’s president Carlton Tisa said:
“Borderline and Kobito area has had its share of problems. A lot of anti-social behaviour goes on here.
“It’s about time to put our youths in small tasks that can keep them busy to make their day worthwhile in the community.”
He said the group was formed a week ago after the young boys, especially residing at the Borderline catchment area came up with the initiative.
“We formed the group after a series of discussions,” Mr Tisa said.
He said he has been liaising with the Community Policing Unit and the Honiara City Council youth division and received positive feedback.
“We will meet the Community Policing coordinator this coming Sunday afternoon, and will meet with the HCC youth division heads, Wednesday next week,” Mr Tisa said.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI