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Keep Goals Of Fallen Comrades Alive, Ratu Inoke Tells Officers

You are part of a common goal and that is to combat all forms of crime, the Minister added.   Fallen Police officers who were honoured yesterday during the Police
30 Sep 2016 08:00
Keep Goals Of Fallen Comrades Alive, Ratu Inoke Tells Officers
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho (left) with Minister for Defence Ratu Inoke Kubuabola. Photo: Name Phographer

You are part of a common goal and that is to combat all forms of crime, the Minister added.

 

Fallen Police officers who were honoured yesterday during the Police Remembrance Day ceremony in Nasinu had one thing in common – high integrity and moral values.

These were the sentiments of the Minister for Defence, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, at the Police Response Unit in Nasinu.

Amid the solemn occasion, Ratu Inoke, reminded the officers present that they must not lose focus of that common goal but maintain the good name of the force.

“It is up to us the Force to keep criticisms at bay and use it to the Force’s advantage by delivering timely and quality service to all,” Ratu Inoke said during his first official duty as Minister for Defence.

“The people of Fiji are watching and their expectations are growing every time they see a handing over ceremony, be it for vehicles or any other form of assistance that is supposed to uplift service delivery,” he said.

The minister said it was a disturbing reality to hear of the general public’s dissatisfying perception towards the service of the Police.

“As Police officers, you share a dedication to upholding the rule of law and protecting our communities,” he said.

As Police officers, Ratu Inoke said, they must be committed to work together to ensure they remained relevant in carrying out their duty.

“No matter what jurisdiction or Police force you are a part of, you are part of a common goal and that is to combat all forms of crime,” he said.

Ratu Inoke also spoke on the deaths of officers caused by lifestyle choices. He reminded them that 80 per cent of deaths in Fiji were caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

He said the need to find the perfect balance was vital and must be prioritised if the Force was to avoid losing any more of our officers.

 

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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