July 16, 2013

Fiji military ends visit with repair work at Kukum

TUESDAY, 16 JULY 2013 05:12

The ministry of health and medical services (MHMS) had thanked the Fijian police and military for their community voluntary work at Kukum clinic on Saturday.

Speaking to the Solomon Star, Dr Angela Tahani said the work is a relief to the ministry because it will take time before the part of the clinic is repaired.

Infact they have requested for any voluntarily work and they raised funds for the materials used.

Fijian army and also an engineer Lakalaka said such voluntary work was not a first time for them.

“We did similar work at countries we visited around the world.

“Voluntary exercise is important to us Fijian army as part of our work to provide service to the government and to communities in the pacific and abroad we visiting them.”

The Solomon Islands police have thanked their Fijian colleagues for helping to address social issues during a joint campaign last week.

 The Fijians comprised members of the police force and Republic of Fiji Military Forces who visited he country last week to celebrate the country’s 35th anniversary.

They ended their community policing work last Thursday at Kolobisi community near the Gold Ridge area.

During their tour to Kolobisi community central Guadalcanal a principal landowner in the area, Ella Chris, urged the people at Kolobosi to follow the message put across to them at the community combined outreach programme.

 Mr Chris firmly believed that the consumption of alcohol is the major cause of violence in the area.

He also thanked the Fiji Police Force and the military for their joint contribution.

 The Provincial Police Commander of the Guadalcanal, Superintendent (Supt) David Dosi urged the people to change.

 He said it was time that they worked together to combat crime to make Guadalcanal and Honiara safe.

 “We here at Kolobisi must be united in fighting crime and make our community safe to everyone,” Superintendent Dosi said.

The Police Jazz Band provided the entertainment throughout the programme at various communities in Honiara.

Both the Police and military leaf the country over the weekend.

Meanwhile the Honiara public have acknowledged the good work and partnership between the local and Fiji counterparts for their community policing effort last week through the city.

“Such a partnership really helps to boost the relationship between the two countries,” a Honiara resident said
 By Elliot Dawea 

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