New Bomana barracks to serve manpower for FIFA World Cup

The newly opened barracks at Bomana for recruits will be used to accommodate police personnel who will be flown in from other provinces to help with the manpower for the FIFA World Cup.

Police Commissioner Gari Baki upon being presented the key to the barracks says, the recruit barracks will initially be used to house policewomen from other provinces who will be brought to in as support manpower for the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup that will be hosted here in the nation’s capital in November.

Apart from that, it will be used as a transit Co- Ed barracks where both male and females who have passed out of training will be accommodated while waiting for their posting to their respective provinces.

One building will house the new female recruits while the rest will be used by the male.

The recruits barracks buildings provides an upgraded living quarter, a kitchen and laundry and has a total capacity of 280 beds of which all four buildings holds a total of 35 bed rooms each equipped with a locker, a desk and a chair.

Commissioner Baki says this follows a need analysis under taken by the Papua New Guinea- Australia Policing Partnership adding that this will minimise accommodation cost particularly for the single officers who pass out of training.

The total infrastructure investment for the Recruit Barracks is valued in excess of K4 million.

Annette Kora