SHP not ready for LNG, law and order still an issue: Joseph

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DEPUTY Governor and Member for Mendi Open Ps Isaac Joseph said Southern Highlanders are not ready for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in their province.“Law and order problems in the province are escalating. “Instead of moving forward, they are going backwards.
“It is an attitude problem that needs to be changed.
“They must appreciate developments and big multi-billion kina projects taking off in their province,” he said.
Ps Isaac was speaking at the presentation of a new Toyota Landcruiser 10-seater vehicle to the Mobile Squad 10 in Mendi by Mineral Resource Development Company (MRDC) and Petroleum Resource Gobe (PRG) in Ialibu district on Wednesday.
He said: “I wish to thank MRDC managing director Augustine Manu and PRG chairman Philip Kende for the donation to support and help police maintain law and order.”
“The provincial government bought nine vehicles and presented to the police last year but because of carelessness and lack of maintenance, the vehicles have been written off,” he added.
Ps Isaac urged police to look after the new vehicle and “use it for the purpose it is intended for, that is
providing security to companies and for maintaining law and order”.Highlands mobile group commander Insp Samson Kua thanked MRDC and PRG on behalf of his men. Insp Kua said the vehicle would not only help to provide security to construction companies working on the road, but also other daily needs.
He also urged his men to look after the vehicle and make good use of it for maintaining law and order.