The Western Provincial flag. Photo: SIBC.

The Western Provincial flag. Photo: SIBC.

The Western Provincial Government has commended the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for their support in maintaining peace and security in the province during the festive season.

Speaking in a media conference yesterday, Deputy Premier Wayne Maepio highlighted the National Government’s support through the RSIPF to address the conflict between two ethnic groups in the province last year.

He said their support brings confidence and freedom for the people of Western Province.

Cathy Lezutuni of SIBC’s Radio Hapi Lagun reports.

“He said their direction and leadership has hugely contributed to providing an environmental confidence that the people have experienced and that is through peaceful celebrations.”

Meanwhile, Western Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Frederick Satu has also acknowledged the people of the Western province for a peaceful festive season.

Mr Satu told SIBC News he is grateful for the commitment and support shown by community leaders, church leaders and youth leaders for their good work.

“…as a result of this Christmas and New year celebrations. There were no major incidents happening throughout the Western Province. Therefore, I would like to acknowledge my people of the Western province for their support to the police especially the church leaders, the village leaders, elders, community leaders and youth leaders for the good work.”

Mr Satu also commended the provincial government for supporting police work throughout the festive season.

“I would also like to thank the Western provincial government for supporting the police throughout the festive season in which we have worked together and assist each other one way or the other in maintaining law and order in the province.”

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