The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) has received two new police houses worth about 1.5 million dollars from the Ministry of Police National Security and Correctional Services (MPNSC) during a handing over ceremony at Rove Married quarter yesterday.
The two new police houses were funded under the Solomon Island Government to improve the welfare of the police officers.
The Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of MPNSC, Ms Karen Galokale, said the project was successfully completed after the contractors delivered the project fully complied with their terms of reference and expectations.
Galokale said it is the commitment of the ministry of police to see that the welfare of their police officers are well catered for.
“When our police officers are well accommodated, it will boost their work performance to deliver policing services to our people,” she added.
Galokale appealed to the RSIPF to look after the two new police houses as officers needed to be accountable for the public resources spent on such projects.
“It is important that the RSIPF review and strengthen its governance policy on police housing. This will ensure that officers take full responsibility of looking after these houses and are also held accountable for any damages that may be caused to the houses,” she said.
Supervising Assistant Commissioner (AC) Corporate Support Chief Superintendent Stanley Riolo thanked the PS and her team for considering the welfare of the police officers and the organisation.
Riolo said: “We will take full responsibilities to take care of the houses. Let the ownership vested on us to look after the house and we will look into the documents to govern the house.”
The two new houses, one at zone 6 which is very close to Bishop Epalle Catholic School and the other very close to the junction going up to Tavio and Ngossi ridge.
Mountol Enterprise Limited and JF Construction were the two contractors engaged in the project.
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