Three armoured vehicles cost K2.4mil two years ago: Minister

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PAPUA New Guinea paid for three new armoured police vehicles K2.4 million two years agoTHE three new armoured police vehicles were brought in by a service provider at a cost of K2.4 million two years ago, says Police Minister William Onglo. Onglo said the vehicles cost K800,000 each but were held by importer Boroko Motors. “We did payments in installments and the three new vehicles were released to us last week,” he said yesterday.
Onglo said it was worth the money and hoped that police would be able to purchase more such vehicles in the future. “The world is evolving and we too must start modernising our security forces and give them the resources they need to do their jobs,” he said.
“We’ve lost too many lives already, young policemen and women have died on duty, it’s time we equip them.”
Meanwhile, K25 million has been allocated for the police air wing directorate.
Onglo said they were looking into ways to improve police air support as well. “We need helicopters, armoured ships, planes etc, in this changing times to keep up with the trend of hostile situations that are facing,” he said.