PNG Ports helps town police

National, Normal

PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNGPCL) has given K2,000 to the police to buy office stationery and equipment for the Port Moresby police station.
PNGPCL general manager (corporate services), Jerome Peniasi handed over the money, saying that PNGPCL was concerned about the state of the police station and its duties in community policing due to the lack of equipment and stationery for personnel.
Mr Peniasi said they hoped to reach an agreement with police soon to set up a fully-funded cop-shop within PNGPCL premises to provide service to staff and port users.
He said they wanted to help the station with stationery and other office requirements to fast-track its reopening.
The station is one of the oldest in the country currently under repairs with a fundraising drive underway to complete renovations.
It had been condemned twice by the National Capital District Commission because of the unhygienic condition of the prison cells.
Const Paul Palik thanked PNGPCL, saying the money would help police carry out effective community policing which had been lacking.
Const Palik noted that PNGPCL was the first downtown entity to make a contribution.