The proposal to establish a Melanesian Police Academy is amongst agendas for discussion by the Melanesian Spearhead Group Leaders at their two-day meeting in Honiara later this week.
The government said Director-General of the MSG Secretariat, Mr. Amena Yauvoli tipped the MSG Chair Manasseh Sogavare during a briefing yesterday.
The Agreement establishing the Melanesian Regional Police Academy and Framework Agreement for a Formed Police Unit was signed during the 20th MSG Leaders’ Summit in Honiara last year.
The MSG Senior Officials and Foreign Ministers’ Meetings held in Lautoka, Fiji, last month had approved the proposal for endorsement by Leaders.
MSG Member States’ Police Commissioners thereafter met in April this year in Fiji and agreed on the implementation of Phase II of the Formed Police Unit and Department of Peace Keeping Operations.
The Director-General said he signed a Memorandum of Understanding early this month with the Government of Fiji to allow the secondment of a senior police officer to the secretariat to work on firming up the implementation of the Formed Police Unit.