Kubuabola pays Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice a courtesy visit

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The Min­is­ter for De­fence and Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ratu Inoke Kubuabola paid a courtesy visit to the Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice Bri­gadier Gen­eral Si­tiveni Qil­iho at the Fiji Po­lice Head­quar­ters in Lau­cala Beach yes­ter­day. In wel­com­ing the Min­is­ter, the Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice ac­knowl­edged the sup­port of the De­fence Min­istry in light of the chal­lenges faced daily by his of­fi­cers.

An overview brief of the in­sti­tu­tion was also pre­sented by the di­rec­tor plan­ning Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice (SSP) Aporosa Lu­tu­nauga out­lin­ing the cur­rent and fu­ture di­rec­tion of the Fiji Po­lice Force, also fo­cus­ing on in­ter­na­tional obli­ga­tions high­light­ing the work of of­fi­cers cur­rently serv­ing in var­i­ous mis­sion ar­eas. The Min­is­ter in ad­dress­ing the Com­mis­sioner and mem­bers of his se­nior com­mand group said he was par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in strength­en­ing ad­vo­cacy work with re­gards to Com­mu­nity Polic­ing. “I had men­tioned to the Com­mis­sioner that I’m very keen to do some ad­vo­cacy es­pe­cially in the area of tar­geted com­mu­nity polic­ing and I can work with faith based or­gan­i­sa­tions, NGO’s and dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties. “From my own perspective I think there is a break­down of our fam­ily val­ues that we need to en­cour­age faith based or­gan­i­sa­tions to go back to the ba­sics and teach fam­i­lies and par­ents to look after their chil­dren as they seem to be trans­fer­ring that re­spon­si­bil­ity to the schools when it should be done at home.” He added chil­dren need to be nur­tured and guided by their par­ents at all times. “Chil­dren should be taught the mo­ral val­ues that go with how to be a good cit­i­zen at home and not at school.” The Min­is­ter as­sured the Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice that he will al­ways be ready to as­sist the Fiji Po­lice Force. Source: Po­lice Me­dia Cell

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