SICCI Joins Police Open Day

Members of the public visiting the SICCI stall at the 2018 RSIPF Open Day and learning more information about the work of SICCI and private sector in the country.

THE Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) this week joined other stakeholders in participating at the 2018 RSIPF Open Day which was officially opened on Thursday 27th September 2018 at the Rove Police Sport Ground in west Honiara.

The 2018 RSIPF Open Day is been hosted from 27th-28th September with the theme ‘Polis blo iu Open Day 2018’.

SICCI Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dennis Meone says SICCI values the close relationship it has with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and is supportive of this Open Day initiative to showcase its various departments and units and what they do to ensure the safety of citizens.

“Since the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission (RAMSI), this is the first time the RSIPF has been able to organize an Open Day and we commend them for their efforts to connect to the wider community and to inform the public about the police force.

“Such an initiative will go a long way in building trust and confidence from our people especially when they are better and well informed about information regarding their police force,” Mr Meone said.

Coordinator of the Young Entrepreneurs Council of Solomon Islands (YECSI), John Wopereis (right) and SICCI Advocacy Officer, John Ta’amora (centre) explaining to members of the public the soon to be launched YECSI.

SICCI also thank the RSIPF for providing the opportunity to inform members of the general public about the work the Chamber is doing as the peak body representing private sector in the country and its vision for the country.

SICCI and RSIPF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the 28th of May 2018 which provide a platform for cooperation between the RSIPF and SICCI.

“Law, and order and stability remain critical for business confidence and growth and a s a Chamber we felt that it is important to get closer to the RSIPF,” he said.

The Open Day features about 20 different stalls showcasing work of the various departments and units within the RSIPF as well as some of its stakeholders including members of SAFENET, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission, the Leadership Code Commission, the Office of the Ombudsman, Correctional Services of Solomon Islands and SICCI.

A similar event is hosted by police centres in provinces around the country.