Governor gives K300,000 for police operations


MILNE Bay Governor Titus Philemon has allocated K300,000 to police in Alotau to combat serious crimes in the province.
The funds came out of the Provincial Services Improvement Programme.
Provincial Police Commander Chief Supt Joseph Morehari and Alotau police station commander Inspector George Bayagau received the funding last Wednesday.
Philemon said the funding would provide police additional personnel, logistics, communications, equipment, vehicles, assault craft or high-powered motorised dinghies, allowances and uniforms.
He said the funding was in response to a number of serious crimes including the shooting to death of a policeman during an armed-holdup in Alotau.
“I’m very concerned about the law and order situation. Our people are afraid and worried about their safety and their lives and business houses are also affected. The police and eveyone must do their part to restore law and order in our town and communities,” Philemon said.
He said police required assistance in order to do their jobs and ensure that there was order in the province.
“Law and order must be maintained at all cost and at at all times if we are to create a conducive environment for business, investment and economic activities and contribute to the development and progress of the province and the country,” Philemon said.

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