Kainantu Mining Ltd opens police facility worth K1.4mil


THE Kainantu (K92) Mining Ltd last Friday opened its new police facility built at the cost of K1.4 million.
The facility will cater for 40 police personnel at any one time to provide security at the mine.
Company general manager Peter Du Plessis said they prioritised security at the mine site and such facility was necessary.
He said the police represented the public sector.
“They will provide security not only to the mine site but also to the surrounding communities,” said Plessis.
He said the company wanted to operate a successful mining project and the investment in the facility was justified.
“This is an important investment that we have made.
“Together we can make this project a success,” he said.
He added that the mining company also planned to build K600,000 facility for senior officers.
“What the mining company is doing at the moment is not confined to security for the mining alone.
“This is something that the communities around us can be proud of as it is one of the services we are trying to provide to the people.”
Eastern Highlands police commander Superintendent Michael Welly thanked the K92 Mining Ltd for the initiative saying it would further strengthen the law and order partnership.
Supt Welly said it would help make their presence in the communities more visible.
Morobe police commander Supt Jacob Singura who witnessed the opening said finding accommodation was a huge problem.
Singura added that with such facility, police can now do effective policing duties in the surrounding communities.

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