Disaster team shares K1.5m in cars


THE law and justice sectors in Hela and Southern Highlands have been given seven vehicles by the Emergency Disaster Coordination Team, costing a total of K1.5 million.
Emergency Controller Dr Bill Hamblin gave five to police in Southern Highlands and two to the Hawa jail and magisterial services in Hela.
Hamblin said they wanted to see improvements in policing and maintaining law and order in the two provinces.
“We are providing the transport for easy mobility for the law enforcement agencies to boost their morale and to do more to contain law and order issues in the two provinces,” he said.
Hamblin said the Hawa jail was located outside Tari town and needed a vehicle to transport prisoners to court and back.
The district magistrate based in Tari also needed a vehicle, Dr Hamblin said.
He is pleased with the support of the disciplined forces in Southern Highlands and Hela during the earthquake in February.
Deputy provincial administrator Fibik Simon said law and order problems were on-going issues in the provinces.
He said there were many outstanding issues in the province and police needed transport to move around.

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