Security boost at PNG Games

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OVER 200 police personnel will be deployed to provide security during the 4th PNG Games in Port Moresby starting tomorrow.
In a show-of-strength parade in front of Boroko police station yesterday, Commander NCD-Central Awan Sete demanded nothing less than the best behaviour from the city residents as NCD host the games.
The two-week games has attracted over 10,000 athletes, officials and supporters for the PNG’s very own Grassroots Olympics Games.
Police personnel would ensure the safety of athletes from the provinces participating were guaranteed during their stay in Port Moresby.
Sete appealed to all provincial groups residing in the city to barrack for their provinces during the games in the true sportsmanship.
“The PNG Games must be peaceful and trouble-free,” he said.
He urged the members of PNG Royal Constabulary to uphold their ethics and principles when executing their duties.
The commander said as members of police force, they should place emphasis on providing security for the athletes.
They will also be required to attend normal duties in their respective urban police stations.
Sete reminded city residents of their responsibility to behave well and be responsible to tackle law and order problems.
“It is a government initiative to unite everyone through such an event and it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the games remain peaceful and trouble free,” he said.
NCD police chief of operations, Chief Supt Andy Bawa echoed similar sentiments, adding that the people of NCD should portray a good image of the city.
“A lot of athletes who travel for the first time to Port Moresby want to have good memories of games,” he said.