Commissioner Baki opens new police station for Angoram

About three hours’ drive from the capital, Angoram District is far flung but it came alive on August 26 because of two reasons – the observation of National Repentance Day and the opening of a new police station.

The people of East Sepik prayed and were blessed when Police Commissioner Gari Baki officially opened a new police station funded through the Constabulary’s modernisation program.

Two million was expended on this project and already, Commissioner Baki is contemplating on the prospect of increasing manpower in Angoram to maintain law and order.

While delivering his speech Commissioner Baki said the occasion may be small but it was also significant because it demonstrated the Government’s commitment to serving its people.

He told hundreds of elated onlookers that the Constabulary, through its modernisation program, is now slowly increasing its manpower and Angoram will soon receive more police recruits to boost police operability in the district.

Commissioner Baki said the top echelon of the Constabulary will place more emphasis on discipline and ethics in order to restore public trust and confidence.

“I want to stress that although much emphasis is being focused on police headquarters, it does not mean that you have to be complacent because you are far away from police headquarters,” stated the Commissioner.

He said police personnel are posted to other parts of the country to serve the people. Regardless of the circumstances or difficulties facing them, members of the Constabulary must be prepared to make sacrifices.

The Commissioner issued a stern warning to all members of the Constabulary in Angoram and other parts of East Sepik Province to take good care of government properties such as buildings and vehicles, which are hard to come by.

“We have invested so much in building this police station and therefore you all must take ownership and look after these facilities,” Commissioner Baki said while addressing the parade.

As a token of appreciation, the Angoram District Administration donated a brand new vehicle for the new Angoram Police Station.

District Administrator Raymond Wungen presented the keys to Commissioner Baki and urged police personnel in Angoram district to take good care of the vehicle.

He said law and order was a concern in Angoram but while the police station is expected to bring some relief into the area, greater mobility is also needed to address these problems.

Wungen thanked the Police Commissioner and his management for giving priority to Angoram District. He said the district administration has reciprocated by buying and donating a vehicle to assist police tackle law and order issues within the district.

(File picture of Police Commissioner Gari Baki)

Press release