Twenty-two prison officers promoted

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A GROUP of 22 prison officers in Port Moresby have been reminded that promotion comes with responsibility.
Correctional Service acting Commissioner Stephen Pokanis told the 22 on Friday that they had been promoted to various ranks because they had “worked tirelessly and done well to deserve it”.
“Hold it and use it the right way with the right behaviour and attitude,” he said.
He said the officers promoted were expected to continue to perform well.
“Work must be done from the start and finish well in the office and not to (just) sit there,” he said.
Three inspectors were promoted to the rank of Chief Inspector and Superintendent after serving for more than 40 years.
Others were given ranks of lance corporal, corporal, sergeant, inspector, chief inspector, superintendent and chief superintendent.
He said they received 300 applications for the vacant positions.
“There were a lot of capable members but we cannot take everyone,” Pokanis said.
Buimo prison commander Superintendent Felix Namane was promoted to become that acting commissioner for Northern Region. Acting Commissioner for Southern Region Henry Wawik had been overseeing the position.