The National –Thursday, January 6, 2011
By STEPHANIE ELIZAH
MADANG Traffic Police were happy recipients of a desktop computer worth K8,000 which was donated by landowner company, Sogeram Development Corporation (SDC), yesterday.
Madang town police station commander Senior Sgt Steven Kaipa said the donation of the computer would greatly boost the work of the police traffic unit.
“Your kind initiative will greatly improve the function and efficiency of traffic police in the province. Your contribution is timely also because for many years, our officers have had to process court files manually using typewriters or preparing hand written reports,” Kaipa said.
He added that SDC’s generous contribution was not only a benefit to the unit but also a positive contribution to policing in the province.
“You have taken the lead in showing that other business houses and private sector companies can work together with us in minimising law and order problems in the province,” Kaipa said.
SDC chairman Isaac Selong, when presenting the computer, said that SDC was honoured to assist police.
“Madang is experiencing an economic boom and with it comes an increase in vehicles and traffic congestion. We recognise that the private sector must work with the government so in return, the government will help the private sector,” Selong said.
He urged other national companies to step forward and assist in any way to improve government services for the people.
“Let’s not only rely on foreign companies in the private sector to assist, we too, as nationally-owned companies, can do our bit to match the assistance given many times by overseas companies and donors,” Selong said.