Labi resigns to run for election

Lae News, Normal

The National, Tuesday 06th December 2011

NORTHERN divisional police commander ACP Giossi Labi has resigned to contest the election.
Labi’s resignation, as approved by former police commissioner Anthony Wagambie, is effective from Dec 30.
He will be farewelled on Jan 6 – exactly 41 years to the day he enlisted in the royal constabulary in 1971 – with a guard of honour in Lae
Labi, from Ngasingalatu village Finschhafen, and younger brother of politician Sir Jerry Kasip Nalau, will be contesting the national election.
He did not say whether he was contesting the Lae, Finschhafen Open or Morobe regional seat.
He did, however, say it was time to move on.
In the meantime, Labi will be taking his successor, ACP Alan Kundi on a tour of northern command posts to meet  provincial commanders and police personnel.
Labi intends to tour Vanimo, Wewak and Madang to introduce Kundi and “say goodbye to the troops”.
His itinerary would depend on funding from police commissioner Thomas Kulunga.
Policemen and women in Lae, Madang, and Wewak said  they wanted Labi to continue  until his effective date of resignation and urged Kulunga to budget for his farewell tour.
Labi has also urged policemen and women to take up their posts as directed by Kulunga.
He said the commissioner had the authority to transfer men and women wherever he deemed fit.