​New police vehicles for Madang

​The Madang Provincial Government has issued two new vehicles to support police operations in the Province.

The vehicles were presented by Provincial Administrator Daniel Aloi, in response to the recent petition issued by landowners and residents of Sisiak over escalated crime.

Aloi also promised a police post for Sisiak, and road sealing after the general elections, while Water PNG committed free water and accommodation for police officers to live and monitor the area of crime.

Provincial Police Commander, Jacob Singura, said the vehicles come at a time of need, when the country is full on into election activities.

“All other districts have begun polling, except Madang Urban, which conducts its polling activities on July 3,” said PPC Singura.

He also said there have been numerous rumours surrounding election rigging in the province, including extra ballot papers floating around.

“We need credible information so that we can do a followup, so we are calling on citizens who may have credible information to come forward and report to the police,” Singura said.

He further stated there were rumours that a candidate has engaged security personnel; this will need some investigating.

Meantime, Madang Province Election Manager Peter Yasaro says although the provincial office is faced with financial barriers, polling will not be disrupted.

Salome Vincent