Communities urged to talk with police

The NCD Metropolitan police commander, Perou N’Dranou, is encouraging communities to open up dialogue with police.

"Use us to facilitate for issues concerning you, to find a way forward," he encourages.

His statement follows a meeting set up between frustrated Kirakira elders and Eda Ranu officials over the disconnection of water.

The villagers set up roadblocks this morning, prompting police to interfere and hold talks with them.

The villagers claimed there was no water to the village for the past three weeks as well as sporadic supply prior to this.

The meeting will be to facilitate for a way forward by Eda Ranu and the villagers, who have indicated that road barriers will be removed in due course depending on talks.

(NCD Metropolitan police commander, Perou N’Dranou, with the two parties)

Julianna Waeda