Ironically, this is despite the fact that it was former Morobe Governor Luther Wenge, who deported AFP officers in 2005 through a court order from working in PNG.
The good news for long-suffering Lae residents was announced to reporters during an AFP luncheon yesterday.
Other AFP-funded projects include the two double-storey multi-function police buildings at Boroko Police Station, refurbishment of the Officers’ Mess at Bomana Police College, a new electronic cell management computer system, and four new buildings at Hohola, Gerehu, and Port Moresby police stations
“The AFP assisted the Royal PNG Constabulary to acquire a parcel of land adjacent to the current sub-standard Lae Police Station,” said AFP assistant commissioner Alan Scott.
“The new station has been planned and endorsed by the RPNGC executive in 2014 and will be due for completion in April 2015.
“It will be jointly occupied by the AFP and RPNGC, placing the AFP advisors alongside their PNG counterparts.
“The new police station comprises interview rooms, office space for senior RPNGC staff, large conference and meeting spaces, open plan space, store rooms, kitchens, and modern toilet facilities.
“These new buildings will provide a first-class facility for the future development of the constabulary in Lae.
“The construction of the new Lae Police Station will commence in November 2014.”
“There will be a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of the construction.
“The groundbreaking will probably be performed by the Governor of Morobe province and the Commissioner of the RPNGC.”
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