Kulang: Need for effective policing on law, order

National, Normal

The National, Friday 19th April 2013

 THE break-in and theft of firearms at police headquarters highlighted the urgent need for effective policing of law and order in the country, an opposition MP says.

Kundiawa-Gembogl MP Tobias Kulang condemned the incident at Konedobu this week.

He urged the government to review current strategies and mechanisms to address law and order issues.

“Here we are advocating for effective law and justice programmes on perhaps every grandstanding occasion but if firearms can go missing from the armoury at police headquarters, what is really lacking is effective law and order 


Kulang said the thieves had made a “laughing stock” of the police force by gaining access to the armoury at police headquarters and stealing firearms.

“The government must really get to the bottom of the theft and get some heads rolling if the current hierarchy cannot perform to expectations,” he said.

The thieves gained entry from the back of the police headquarters building by climbing a mango tree and gained entry to the armoury by cutting the locks with bolt 


There were no police guards at the time of the robbery.

NCD police have recovered all the stolen firearms.