The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team has conducted its first community/schools awareness talk on Unexploded Ordnances (UXOs) at the St Joseph National Secondary School Tenaru on 3 March 2020 attended by about three hundred students.
Officer-in-charge (OIC) EOD Inspector Clifford Tunuki says, “The aim of this program is to educate our men, women and children about the risk and potential threat that is posed by the presence of Unexploded Ordnances (UXOs) littering our environment since the Second World War some 76 years ago.”
OIC Tunuki adds: “During the awareness we reiterated to students that preventing accidents from Unexploded Ordnances is everybody’s responsibility. Just simple advice like; no holem, no pickim, no touchim and no stepim, sends out a strong message of how to prevent an accident from UXOs or unexploded bombs.”
“The awareness is an ongoing program conducted by EOD on a monthly basis and we are looking forward to visiting more schools and communities in the coming months,” says Inspector Tunuki.