EHP Governor raises concern on police transfer

​Eastern Highlands Governor Peter Numu is demanding answers from the Police Minister Jelta Wong as to why the Kainantu Police Station Commander was allegedly transferred.

He said PSC Peter Yaware has been doing a fine job at Kainantu and the province as a whole and his transfer is suspicious.

Governor Numu said Mr Yaware has been in the forefront of investigating a huge corruption surrounding the payment of K7.5m paid to Konka Coffee Development Agency by the National Planning.

He said the payment had been done in 2012 for coffee rehabilitation in Kainantu but nothing to show for on how the funds are being used.

He added that the landowners have been following up on this funds but have been told that there is no file report at the National Planning Department.

“My people want to know how this funding were used and for what purpose?”

He also raised serious concerns on the Barola issue where a lot of money have been given to the then Minister for Police Robert Atiyafa to come up with agreement with landowners at Barola who are constantly setting up roadblocks along the Highlands highway.

Numu added that nothing have been done by the then Minister which saw a lot of law and order issue on the rise at that particular area.

Minister for Police Jelta Wong however, said the movement of police transfers is an administration issue where the Police Commissioner has been tasked with but with look into it as well as the Barola issue.

Freddy Mou