The National, Wednesday October 16th, 2013
By BENNY GETENG
PORGERA police station commander Insp Peter Yambun has presented an asset management plan to the Porgera Business Interest Group under the Barrick-supported Restoring Justice Initiative.
Group chairman Nickson Pakea said it requested the plan from police to keep track of assets given to the constabulary for their work.
He said in the past, items such as vehicles were unaccounted for or were found to be in bad condition.
Assets under the plan included vehicles, firearms, computer equipment, office equipment and buildings supplied to Porgera police.
“With the plan we will be happy to assist in the future,” Pakea said.
He said it was inevitable for assets to be damaged but they still needed to know their condition.
Barrick Restoring Justice Initiative Supt Steve Paterson said the plan was not only to properly manage assets given to police by the community and businesses but to monitor and control them.
It will hold police accountable for any loss or damage to items supplied to them by the community.
Yambun agreed that police must be responsible and accountable for what they were given to assist them in their work.