PNGDF Commander, Brigadier-General Gilbert Toropo, said this during their end-of-year mass in Port Moresby.
Commander Toropo said in 2014, when teh White Paper was launched, certain priorities were set which brought the force together when the defence white paper was launched.
“Apart from the four core tasks of the white paper policy, one of the most important tasks was to implement the policy and that is a huge task.”
This saw the downsizing of manpower from 5,000 to 2,000.
He enunciated to staff and soldiers present that the tasks have not changed.