Unrest keeps city companies on high alert

The National,Friday June 10th, 2016

Puma Energy says it continued to serve customers during difficult circumstances presented by a confrontation between police and University of PNG students on Wednesday.
Corporate affairs manager Bruce Apana said the safety of the staff was paramount.
“The safety of all our staff is paramount and like all other responsible corporate citizens, Puma Energy takes this responsibility very seriously.  Equally important is our responsibility of suppling fuel to our customers,” Apana said.
“We had the ability to continue to service our customers where we could given the circumstances not only in Port Moresby and Mt Hagen but across the country.”
Vision City general manger Anderson Ting said the  mall was closed on Wednesday as its management was concerned about tenants and their staff.
He said the security manger along with the Millennium Guard dropped off  staff who were on duty until midnight.
Ting said the situation did not affect the mall so much but said the city seemed dead when Vision City closed
“To me, the mayhem was totally unfair to the rest of the citizens.
“The security department has doubled up the manpower with the Millennium Guard response unit on standby and backed by olice officers from Gordon.”
A Westpac spokesperson said “as with most businesses in NCD, some Westpac branches were closed earlier than usual on Wednesday and today (yesterday)”.