Joint Security Task Force frustrated

Frustrated Joint Security Task Force personnel are now gathering at Parliament over the non-payment of their allowance.

Loop PNG was on site when the convoy of JSTF vehicles entered the Waigani Parliament, witnessing the assault of a number of parliament staff.

This followed a press conference today at the Rita Flynn complex, where Police Commissioner Gari Baki gave the assurance that funds have been released by the Government.

However, JSTF officers who surrounded the complex screamed verbal abuse at police hierarchy and media personnel, saying they are tired of waiting for their allowance.

Officers told this newsroom that some of their colleagues worked without allowance for two months.

“They will keep lying to you media people. Listen to our story! When will we get paid?”

Even though Commissioner Baki responded to some of their questions, the security personnel were still unsatisfied, believing that those released funds will have to go through further processes before it reaches them.

As a result, between 10-20 vehicles convoyed to the Parliament to make their grievances known to the leaders.

The Royal PNG Constabulary, PNG Defence Force and Correctional Services make up the JSTF.

Meantime, APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko has also given the assurance that outstanding allowances will be paid. 

More to follow…

(Joint Security Task Force members at the Rita Flynn complex)

Carmella Gware
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