Police deployment delayed

The deployment of the police troops for the election operations have been delayed due to slow release of funds.


Police Commissioner Gari Baki says that only K8 million of the K121 million needed to run the operations have been released from Treasury.

Presently provinces have been running operations without the full response contingents which Baki says have yet to be deployed.

Baki says that all commanders are due to fly into Port Moresby this week to review the progress of their operations while also look at the set up of their centres on ground to coordinate the operations.

He says the K8 million will be used to set up the operational posts but is not sufficient to carry out the full costs of the deployment.

All operational and work plans have been submitted to Treasury with the Police headquarters now awaiting the release of the funds due.


Julianna Waeda