Jiwaka needs more police officers, says governor

Highlands

JIWAKA Governor Dr William Tongamp says police strength in the province needs to be boosted to cater for the population of 350,000.
He said there were only 70 police officers looking after the 350,000 people.
“That means one policeman to 5000 people. This is very low,” Tongamp said.
He said Jiwaka needed a police headquarter, barracks and mobile units.
“We need at least 200 police officers in the province.” Meanwhile, a community leader is concerned that the provincial liquor board cannot control liquor operations in the province.
John Brian Nepi, from Kulaka, said there were illegal liquor outlets
everywhere and they were affecting the province in a negative way.
“We must have some form of control like liquor bans. I am calling on Governor Dr William Tongamp to take over and impose strict liquor operations measures,” Nepi said.

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