WESTERN Highlands police will launch a new programme to maintain law and order in the province if the Green light is given by their provincial members.
Provincial Police Commander, Supt Kaiglo Ambane said he had plans for district police stations and had already submitted his proposals to the province’s seven MPs.
He said the proposal was to revive district and community policing and make sure law and order was felt at the community level.
Supt Ambane said he had a vision for improving the law and order but lacked the funding and manpower, and therefore, called on the MPs to work together with him to promote peace and harmony.
He said the programme would be the joint initiative of the MPs and the Police Department with funds coming from MPs through their district grants.
He said maintaining peace was everybody’s business and it had to start in the communities.
Supt Ambane made these comments at Tigi in the Dei district recently when local MP Puri Ruing presented an ambulance to the Tigi Health Centre.
The presentation was part of the K2.5 million worth of services earmarked for more than 10,000 people of the Tigi area.
Of this amount, K1.5 million was earmarked towards building a police commanders office, police cells and Tigi Community Development Foundation office.
Half of the total money was dedicated to reconstruction and maintaining school classrooms.
Mr Ruing also officially opened two bridges-Puia and Muka-which serves the majority of the people living in the electorate and the neighboring Baiyer-Lumusa electorate.