Refurbished Traffic Centre handed over to the RSIPF

Officers in the Traffic Department of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) now have better working conditions to perform their duties following the completion and handover of the refurbished Kukum Traffic Centre in East Honiara today(8 October 2020), thanks to the Solomon Islands Police Development Program (SIPDP).

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Hon. Anthony Veke said, “I want to thank the SIPDP for their continuous support rendered to the RSIPF including the completion of this refurbished building we are now standing inside with pride. I am certain that all the Traffic Officers in Honiara are very proud of this new building and will perform their duties to the standard and level expected.”

“The current location of this Traffic Center gives us the public especially the drivers, vehicle owners and pedestrians the confidence that we have traffic officers right here to ensure the Traffic Act is observed for our safety and security,” said Minister Veke.

 Also at the same occasion, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Service Karen Galokale said, “I am very pleased with the completion of this refurbishment project as it will boost the morale of the Traffic officers serving here. I appeal to the officers who will be working here to show responsibility and look after this building.”

Before handing over the refurbished building, Commander of the SIPDP Mark Ney said the Program would continue to support the RSIPF and find ways to maintain the partnership between both organizations.

“I greatly appreciate the hard work done by the officers working in the Traffic Department and want to encourage them to continue with the professionalism when performing their duties. Your commitment to the work that you do every day on our roads have saved many lives,” said Commander Ney.