The National, Friday 14th of February, 2014
TWO police infrastructures in Eastern Highlands have been opened by Governor Julie Soso as she put more emphasis on maintaining law and order in the province.
Soso, pictured, opened the new police single barracks in Kainantu town and a refurbished Goroka Police cell block.
She delivered a new vehicle to the Bundaira Correctional Services outside Kainantu.
Soso said law and order was one of her priorities and she would step in to assist wherever she could.
The Kainantu single police barracks was the
initiative of former Governor Malcolm Kela-Smith which Soso completed.
Soso said it was important to continue impact projects initiated by former leaders to control the
law and order situation in the Kainantu.
“Politics has its own timing that should not be mingled with delivery of services to the people,” she said.
She called on the people, leaders at all levels and stake holders to put politics aside and work together to develop the province.
Assistant Commissioner Police Highlands Teddy Tei, Eastern Highlands provincial police commander Supt John Kale and
police officers from Goroka, Kainantu, Yonki, Aiyura, Henganofi attended.
Tei thanked Soso for her support to police.
The provincial government counter-funded improvements to the Kainantu police cells and the new police vehicles.
Soso commended police officers for their tireless efforts in maintaining law and order in the province.
She challenged them to always uphold their code of ethics and discipline.
She committed K1 million to renovate the provincial police headquarters.
Kale thanked Soso for the funding.