NCD Elections

NCD regional candidates petition officials

The petitions were for NCD Election Manager Alwyn Jimmy, NCD Police Commander Sylvester Kalaut and Police Commissioner Gari Baki.

NCD Regional seat heavyweights Jamie Maxtone Graham, Andy Bawa, Noel Anjo, Steven Kilage, Robert Agen and other notable candidates were signatories to the petitions.

The first petition addressed to NCD Election Manager Alwyn Jimmy demanded for;

  • CCTV cameras to be installed in counting venues
  • Counting to be done only during daytime

And for electronic counting to be implemented.

About 1,500 security personnel for nation’s capital

During that time, normal police patrols, shifts and duties will also be carried out.

“All commanders, support units were given their tasks, detailed right down to the polling stations,” says NCD metropolitan superintendent, Ben Turi.

“The ops order is made in such a way that all operations run parallel to each other. It doesn’t affect anything.”

In terms of emergencies like robberies or car thefts, detectives will attend to them.

“We are prepared and ready,” says the police boss.

Police operation for NCD Elections on track

The NCD metropolitan police commander Ben Turi has given this assurance when confirming with PNG Loop that his 1,700 police personnel are on standby to deliver the operations.

He says that all NCD polling booths have been confirmed with his operations staff with scheduled personnel to be assigned to man them.

“There will be a minimum of ten officers stationed at the polling sites,” he adds.