Elections communications centre in operation

A first-of-its-kind communications centre for the 2017 elections is now in operation.

The centre was launched after the opening of the security elections operations in Mt Hagen on Friday (May 26).

A demonstration of direct communication was done between the Communication Centre in Port Moresby and the Chief Secretary, Isaac Lupari, and Police Commissioner Gari Baki, who were both present at the Mt Hagen launch.

Lupari announced over the police radio network not only launching of the highlands region security operations, but operations for the entire country.

Commissioner Baki said the police hierarchy is confident that the launching of the communications command centre will have police connect to the rest of the country.

This will not only boost but contribute to the successful progress of this year’s election.

The centre is in the Konedobu police headquarters.

Annette Kora