The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has highly commended members of the public, the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF), the sponsors and all stakeholders for a successful and incident-free FIFA world cup qualifying match between Solomon Islands and New Zealand yesterday.
“RSIPF is very pleased with the behaviour of the large crowds that turned up to watch the games at the Lawson Tama stadium. There was no major incident that was reported in connection with the Games during the entire period.” said Deputy Commissioner Operations, Gabriel Manelusi who was overall in charge of the RSIPF FIFA world cup qualifying 2017 Operations.
“This shows to Police that our people have moved on from the days where we used to have problems while organising such big crowd drawing activities. Our public must be congratulated as this shows to the world that citizens of Solomon Islands are law abiding citizens and are prepared to rebuild the image of our ‘Hapi Isles’. The RSIPF salutes you for this,” said Deputy Commissioner, Manelusi.
RSIPF also thanked SIFF and FIFA world cup organisers for facilitating the work of the Force during the match, and the public for their patience during the holdup of the traffic and the temporary movement of markets from around the Lawson Tama fence perimeter.
“I also want to publicly thank all RSIPF officers who took part in the FIFA world cup qualifying 2017 operations for their tireless effort in ensuring the security of the public attending the games was maintained from the start to the end of the match. Well done colleagues,” said Deputy Commissioner Manelusi.
RSIPF calls on all citizens of this country to continue to maintain the good behaviour shown during the FIFA world cup qualifying 2017 during future large public gatherings and help your police to ensure everyone including families enjoy such activities.