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The National, Tuesday August 6th, 2013

 POLICE in East New Britain have received a new vehicle from Regional MP, Leo Dion.

The vehicle will be used by traffic police officers.

Provincial administrator Wilson Matava said that marked the continuing strong relationship between the provincial administration, police and security institutions in maintaining law and order in the province.

He said such institutions should be strengthened to carry out their functions efficiently and independently in the province.

Matava challenged the police to be responsible in looking after the force’s assets.

Dion’s first secretary, Bernard Lukara, representing him at the presentation, said strengthening policing in the province and in the country was a priority for the national government.

“We have to support the government’s pillars and priorities by letting them guide us,” he said.

Lukara said the main priority areas were education, health, infrastructure development, law and order and economic empowerment.

Acting provincial police commander David Yapu thanked Dion and the provincial administration for supporting policing in the province.

“Law and order is everyone’s responsibility and my officers will seriously take on discipline, command and control so that we provide the best for the people. We must be fair to win the hearts of the people,” Yapu said.