William Onglo

Police need funding and Manpower

The Minister said this at the launching of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) 10 year Corporate Plan in port Moresby.

“RPNGC’s 2021 Budget was K64.2 million less from last year’s budget, given that scenery, we also have the COVID pandemic and we have struggled to meet the demands it has placed on us. In-Service Police Training also requires K1.4 million to carry out,” said Minister Onglo.

Government respects ruling

Minister Onglo said this in a statement following the National Court ruling nullifying the appointment of David Manning as Commissioner of Police and Secretary to the Department of Police.

The appointment of Manning was ruled unlawful by Justice David Canning’s on January 22nd.

In a statement Police Minister, William Onglo, said the Marape-led Government respected the decision of the National Court and will do its utmost best to comply with all and any orders issued.