Duban concerned at negative social media waged on police

A lot of people take the opportunity, through social media, to downgrade the efforts of our Royal PNG Constabulary officers.

Minister for Petroleum and Energy, Nixon Duban, said this during the police station commanders’ farewell parade at Boroko Police Station last week.

Duban says people do not care about the kind of language they use to destroy the credibility of our country.

“This is your country and you must promote it,” he says.

Potential investors will always make reference to what we write on social media and other networks about our disciplinary forces in the country.

Duban adds that our actions make it hard for the government to find people who want to invest in PNG “when we promote bad news… rubbish and when we discredit our country”.

He stressed that PNG needs good leadership and commitment from those who enforce law and order and the RPNGC is no excuse.

“Port Moresby is the doorstep to Papua New Guinea and it has to be changed for us to realise its full potential.

“One of the biggest events that will take place in a year’s time is the 2018 APEC Meeting and it is important for the public to support the police to ensure these leaders and dignitaries are safe when they arrive in our town.”

He adds that the government is committed and wants to ensure the police force – through the partnership with the Australian Government and AFP – that every necessary security measures are in place to allow for this meet to go as planned.

Duban says the road blocks and check is a must and the police should keep up to date with this routine and ensure that citizens are fine and well behaved and police visibility is seen in Port Moresby.

Annette Kora