The Choiseul Provincial Government and members of the Provincial Assembly have been briefed on the staged limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF).
The briefing was conducted during a full meeting of the Assembly in the provincial capital Taro this week.
Speaking during the briefing, Choiseul Provincial Premier Jackson Kiloe says, there is a consensus among members of the Choiseul Provincial Assembly in support of the staged limited rearmament of the RSIPF.
Mr Kiloe says, the effects of the Bougainville Crisis warrants armed RSIPF officers.
He adds, policing needs the support of the community and the national and provincial government.