​K500,000 for law and order improvement

​K500,000 from the Moresby South District Service Improvement Program funds will be going towards improving law and order in the electorate annually for the next five years.

This is to support police operations in the Moresby South electorate, including programs and activities through the police stations and their commands.

Minister for Lands and Member for Moresby South, Justin Tkatchenko, said this during the joint police station parade at Badili police station on Wednesday morning.

“The funds will help as well to enhance the community policing project that has been going on for the last five years in the markets, public places and suburban areas of Moresby South,” he said.

He adds that it is important that the police support this community policing program because it has done a great deal in incorporating their community in law and order issues in the Moresby South electorate.

“Over the last three or four months, it has been very testing for the police officers for our law and order in the city and the elections are always a very testing time.”

Tkatchenko encouraged the personnel to lead without fear or favour, do their jobs diligently and for the benefit of their people.

He further added that he will also be continuing to help in developing accommodations and police stations for the personnel in Moresby South.

Annette Kora