Boroko cells

Maintenance work resumes at Boroko cell

The payment has now been settled and contractors are resuming refurbishment works on the plumbing and the ceiling fixtures to ensure better ventilation in the holding rooms and cells.

The cells have been stripped of and washed out while all pipes into the facility have been cleared out with painters and plumbers carrying out maintenance work on the facility.

The Boroko cells had gone under major renovations in the past couple of months and all detainees have been transferred to Waigani and Badili police stations.

Boroko cell renovation progressing

NCD Central police commander Sylvester Kalaut tells Loop PNG that the work is at a costing of K500,000

To date the work is running within budget.

He adds that there are also plans in place for the set up of a courtroom to hear minor cases in the station.

Kalaut says he is encouraged by the progress made as it is falling within the set deadline of the renovation, with remandees to be moved in by mid-May once all work is completed.


Boroko cells being cleaned up

The NCD Central police commander Sylvester Kalaut says that they anticipate at least a month before the cells can be prepared for the NCDC Health inspectors to carry out a site inspection to see if the cells can be used again.

The holding cells were condemned after initial health scares and deteriorating plumbing and drainage systems forced the NCD police command to carry out a unique media and health inspection of the facilities early last month.