June 5, 2019

PNG Deputy Police Boss applauds Port Moresby security operations

PNG DEPUTY Police Commissioner and Chief of Operations Jim Andrews was full of praises for police in the National Capital District as no major disturbances were reported at the height of the recent political developments leading up to the election of the 8th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.
Mr Andrews said the Constabulary handled all security matters professionally and on top of that the public were very cooperative.
He commended the NCD residents for being rational and for ensuring there was peace and good order within the city at all times.
Deputy Commissioner Andrews said police were deployed around the precincts of parliament house but members of the public were also allowed excess into the public gallery, in orderly fashion, to witness the political events taking place on the floor of parliament. He said the Constabulary used the influence of the media to inform the public about the security operations and the people reciprocated by showing maturity and understanding.
What transpired reflects the true spirit of democracy, where leaders were allowed to move around freely and the public were also given the opportunity to witness the political events on the floor of parliament without any major security glitches.
The resignation of former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and the election of James Marape as the country’s new Prime Minister took place smoothly,
“I commend all police personnel engaged in the special police security operations in NCD,” Deputy Commissioner Andrews concluded.
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