Plans to relocate Kerevat jail


Plans for relocating Kerevat Correctional Institution in East New Britain is well underway, according to jail Commander Margaret Garap.
She said in Kokopo yesterday that recent continues rain caused floods affecting most of the facilities in the jail. Garap said the buildings were very old and needs urgent renovation and maintenance.
“Assistant Commissioner for New Guinea Island Philip Eka and director for the facility assets management unit Cholai Chaukau paid a visit to Kerevat last week to assess the damages caused by flooding to the building facilities,” Garap, said.
She said most of the affected facilities were houses for the staff and a formal request for relocation of the jail has been given to the provincial administration and the administrator was aware of it.
Administrator Wilson Matava tasked the Gazelle administration to find a suitable location in the district.
Kerevat jail management together Eka and Chaukau presented a situation report to the Gazelle administration on Thursday.