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Take Heed Of Weather Advice, Says Acting Police Commissioner

Police has urged members of the public to take heed of weather warnings. Acting Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said if people had heeded the warning, no one would
07 Jan 2016 11:26
Take Heed Of Weather Advice, Says Acting Police Commissioner
Acting Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho

Police has urged members of the public to take heed of weather warnings.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said if people had heeded the warning, no one would have drowned or went missing.

Brigadier-General Qiliho said despite the warning for strong winds and heavy rain issued to the public, people still went fishing and swimming.

He said they could not do anything but just wait for reports to act on them.

“People can be charged with negligence but that had to be looked into properly,” Brigadier-General Qiliho.

However, he said there was also the Public Safety Act, where the Police could only make arrests when a natural disaster was declared.

Brigadier-General Qiliho also urged all to heed weather warnings because to avoid accidents and mishaps.

He also called on parents and guardians to look after their children and be aware of their children’s whereabouts.

“When the weather man issues a warning, the parents should take the lead role in protecting the children.

“They should cancel all their social obligations and be with the family until the warning is lifted,” Brigadier-General Qiliho said.

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