Ipatas calls for AFP presence

Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas, is calling on the Government to review the agreement with the Australian police (AFP) and bring them back into the country.

He said people’s interest have not been considered when the then Governor for Morobe Luther Wenge sought legal suit against the Australian police.

Governor Ipatas said the removal of Australian police from the country was only to please few politicians and not the majority of the people.

He said the law and order issue in the country is a concern and must be given priority by the Government.

He urged MPs to support him and recall the Australian police to our country.

“After the AFP left our country, law and order have escalated and more problems are on the rise.

“We must bring the Australian police back to our country.”

He said he is making this call on behalf of his Enga people and called on the Government to bring back the AFP. 

He added that if they are not welcome in the city centers, he is urging the Government to send them to Enga, Southern Highlands and Hela.

“Send the AFP to the three provinces that have tribal fights and other law and order related problems.”

Ipatas said he is already fed up with these so called tribal fights in his province and have made his stand to raise this issue in Parliament.

Freddy Mou