Lack of information a challenge, police say


A LACK of information on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and vaccination has posed challenges in service delivery, including police work, says Lae Metropolitan Chief Supt Chris Kunyanban.
He said correct and vital information on the Covid-19 had not reached most people around the country which was causing anxiety and confusion.
Chief Supt Kunyanban made the observation after a protest march on Friday at Eriku in Lae.
He said appropriate authorities must address the matter quickly.
“They have concerns and seek answers to questions they or even I cannot answer.
“So they staged this protest,” he said.
“We must create an avenue where appropriate authorities must listen and have proper dialogue with (the people).
“If there is no safe space for them to air their concerns without fear and intimidation, we will face more similar situations. And I am concerned.
“Many times, the police face the people when decisions are not made properly by the authorities.
Chief Supt Kunyanban said misinformation led to misunderstanding which resulted in attacks on health workers, including the St John Ambulance in Lae.