By GABRIEL LAHOC
LAE police mobile squad 13 Toyota landcruiser vehicle has been running on smooth worn out tyres for the past 12 months, and Ahi Holdings has fittingly assisted with five new tyres and tubes.
This one-year-old troop carrier is normally in the thick of action in combating crime in and around the city and districts and will get its tyres changed for the first time.
With the police not financially capable to sustain its own functions in most cases nationwide, police are increasingly being assisted especially by the business community, which is becoming a trend.
Ahi Holdings Ltd managing director Gareth Kissing, first noticed the plight of this vehicle and its occupants when they were providing security during a road sealing exercise by the company in a notorious area in Lae and bought the tyres recently and presented them to Mobile squad 13 commander Tennyson Joseph.
“As a member of the Lae chamber of commerce, it’s just a small way to thank the Government and the police force who play an important role in the development of the city and the province,” Mr Kissing said.