Economist condemns actions by disciplinary forces

The indiscipline conduct of the Papua New Guinea’s disciplinary forces will put a strain on investors’ confidence in the country.

Institute of National Affairs executive director, Paul Barker made this comment, referring to January 1 incident in Port Moresby where the New Year morning nearly turned into a gun fight between RPNGC and PNGDF personnel.   

“It may involve only, small number of people but it will not send out a good message to the community and investors as well,” Barker said.

He added that with the country’s current economy condition, foreign investors are what the country needs to claim the rough seas.   

“We need to make sure that we get (foreign) investments, and working closely with the communities not police verses the communities,” Barker said.

Charles Yapumi