Office equipment stolen


A MAN allegedly broke into the Gulf Civil and Identity Registry office in Kerema town, vandalised the office and stole office equipment worth K85,000 on Monday.
PNGCIR’s fraud and compliance manager Terence Kross Bulingu said an internal investigation by local police in Kerema and NCD police led to the arrest of a suspect.
Police also confiscated a digital camera worth K5,000 from the suspect.
The man allegedly broke into the registry office after the security guard went to Murua, a village outside of Kerema town, during the SOE to look for food.
According to the internal report by Bulingu, the suspect broke into the front door between 2am and 3am and broke one of the three window frames that separated the staff and clients and stole office items worth K20,000 and caused damages to the office, costing the registry K65,000.
Bulingu said that all citizens needed to take ownership and pride in looking after important information offices.
“The PNG Civil and Identity Registry is PNG’s identity bank and thus the PNG Government and concerned departments must not be lenient with people who destroy, abuse or steal from the data bank of PNG,” Bulingu said.
“Information is power and so it must be protected at all cost,” he said.

One thought on “Office equipment stolen

  • PNGNID again, how much more millions do we need to spend to get people registered. Probably this person stole the items out of frustration for not being registered?
    This organization is becoming a milking cow and I have lost confidence in this organization. I believe there is a cost effective way of carrying out this exercise but people working it that office make it look more expensive with inflated figures which are needed to carry out the ex exercise.

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