Calls for more soldiers in Enga

The Enga Provincial Government wants more PNG Defence Force personnel in Enga.

Enga Governor Peter Ipatas says they are seeking to have more soldiers on ground to help deal with the law and order problem in the Province.

He said the soldier’s deployment would be under the NEC sanctioned Call Out for the Southern Highlands, Hela and Enga Province following the devastating earthquake.

Ipatas said since the call out only 20 soldiers were deployed to Enga.

Enga Provincial Police Commander, George Kakas confirmed that 20 soldiers arrived in Enga last Thursday but 10 had to return to Southern Highlands Province.

Enga Province at the moment is inundated with law and order issues relating to tribal fights and illegal firearm use.

Charmaine Poriambep