The Deputy Commissioner Administration of Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Mr. Francis Kiri has recently visited Auki Correctional Centre (ACC), as part of his first-ever visit since been appointed to the position as well as to meet the Malaita Provincial Premier, Provincial Police Commander (PPC) and Malaita Principal Magistrate.
The official visit was strategical to oversee the Centre functions, officers, inmates and Provincial key stakeholders on CSSI COVID-19 Preparedness and other important matters of organization interest
Speaking during his official visit Deputy Commissioner Kiri acknowledges and thanks to the ACC Commandant and staff for mounting a guard of honor parade and their commitment and support rendered towards the Commissioner and Executive Office.
Kiri highlighted a lot of important aspects for the organization in terms of Human Resources Capacity Developments, CSSI COVID-19 Preparedness, Infrastructure developments, Staff Discipline, and Performance and Correctional Service Solomon Islands Strategic Plan 2020-2022.
“It is very important to factor your responsibility and have respect for each other as we progress together. The Government and people of Solomon Islands are expecting us to display and demonstrate professionalism to our carrier path”.
He urges correctional officers to maintain discipline and standard on wearing uniforms, it is a symbol of authority and trusts the people of Solomon Islands placed on us and we must respect it.
“I know you are shaping in good standard here and acknowledge your Commandant, Head of Departments and Ranks and files for the professionalism you have demonstrated, maintained this”, said Kiri.
Deputy Commissioner Kiri reiterates to officers the importance of COVID-19 preparedness and we have our duty to ensure that our inmates, officers and our country are safe and have the required pieces of information to keep us update and always abide by health instructions from relevant authorities, the Solomon Islands is yet to record a positive coronavirus case.
Meanwhile, Supervising Commandant of Auki Correctional Centre Mr Lawrence Meke acknowledges and thanks to the Office of the Commissioner for kind support done to ACC.
Since taking over the Commandant position in Auki Correctional Centre he said, “I never have any official visit like this, likewise I acknowledge the timely visit and giving us a positive assurance and provisions”.
“I once again acknowledge the Commissioner and the Executive for continuing with their great support to Correctional Centres around the Solomon Islands. My staffs will strive to perform to the best of our ability in our daily work purposely to meet what the government and people of Solomon Islands require or expect from us, says Meke.
His staff is looking forward to continuing to work together with the Commissioner Office and pledges their prodigious support for a better and prosperous Correctional Service of Solomon Islands.
A courtesy visit was also held with the Premier of Malaita Province Hon David Suidani, Malaita Provincial Police Commander Mr. William Foufaka and Malaita Principal Magistrate Mr. Leonard Chite during this official visit.