Police Commissioner Gari Baki said phase two of the exercise has not progressed due to, firstly, the Royal PNG Constabulary officers going into the election mode of operation. The second reason is funding.
“We do not have that many resources to enforce the call-out exercise in Hela,” Baki stated.
However, he added that the deployment on the elections will support their intentions in Hela.
(PNG Defence Force and Police personnel during their deployment in January)