Cop shops get a helping hand

National, Normal


POLICE in the National Capital District and Central command have every reason to celebrate Christmas in style.
Each of the 11 stations were presented with cash donations as an appreciative gesture by a city business house.
Locally-owned 3 Suns Limited presented a total of K5,500, K500 for each station, at the Boroko police station yesterday.
The beneficiaries were Gerehu, Gordon, Six-Mile, Hohola, Boroko, Waigani, Badili, Town, Kwikila, Doa and Bereina police stations.
National operations manager Stephen James said the money would assist the hard-working police personnel celebrate in style.
Mr James said the company’s five other outlets in PNG would also be helping their local police with similar donations.
NCD command Chief Supt Fred Yakasa, in receiving the donations on behalf of others from Central who were unable to attend, thanked the management for their kind gesture.
He said the company which specialises in maintaining and fuelling the  200-plus Digicel towers was providing an important service as communication was very important in this age.  
He added that they had  written to business houses seeking their assistance but not many responded positively and thanked the 3 Suns limited for taking the initiative to step up and support police work.
Managing director  of 3 Suns Troy Tetley said: “I believe this small incentive will show the public and other business houses  in the country, who also believe in the good work done by the force, to come out and help support our policeman and women in areas where we can.”
NCD Beat, traffic, dog unit and transport will be included and will also receive their share of K500 each bringing the total to K10,000.