Mangau says fuel and parts for donated vehicles is not an issue for RSIPF
The new vehicles donated by China and Australia to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will not have any issue with parts and fuel.
Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said the vehicles and motorcycles have parts with them and police will look into the budget after a year to manage them.
“RSIPF will meet the fuel for those replaced vehicles. Fuel for those new vehicles will not affect the police budget for its operations. The current fleet that was donated by China and Australia just replaces the current fleet that has been grounded and ready for tender. So there should not be any issue with the budget constraint when it comes to the fuel for the RSIPF to manage those new vehicles,” Commissioner Mangau said.
He added, the China Aid logo on those new handed vehicles will be removed since the handing over was done. We will work on it before the vehicles will be used for police duties.
Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner thanked the People’s Republic of China for supporting the RSIPF with new vehicles and motorcycles and asked the officers to be accountable for them.