The Internal Affairs Minister responsible for Police and National Security, Alfred Maoh, has assured that the Vanuatu Police Force, which includes Vanuatu Mobile Force, is capable in ensuring full security during the South Pacific Mini Games.
He also confirmed to the local media at the press conference that the government is providing extra special budget to cover security operations by the Vanuatu Police Force during the entire period of the South Pacific Mini Games in December.
While the Minister did not disclose the exact amount of funds towards Mini Games Security by the Vanuatu Police Force, he said there is no need to consider requesting manpower assistance in terms of security from outside the country.
However, he said technical assistance in terms of logistics support such as vehicles, communications and such, which has been an ongoing assistance by donor partners, will continue to be provided. Port Vila and Vanuatu is fully assured.