PNG CAPITAL TIGHTENS SECURITY, SAFETY
NCDC CONTINUES COVID LOCKDOWN OPERATIONS
The National Capital District Commission has tightened its security and safety measures to ensure the 14-day State of Emergency and beyond are being observed in the city with high standard of normalcy.
Over the last nine (9) days the NCDC Urban Safety (US) Division’s Reserve Police personnel have partnered with NCD Regular Police Regular Command. The partnership is under the leadership of Metropolitan Superintendent Perou N’Dranou.
Director Paul Komboi said regular police greatly assisted his NCDC Police during the operation.
The streets of Port Moresby was our major focus during the SOE in ensuring its cleanliness, health, hygiene and safety is of paramount importance.
“Gordon’s Police Station and Dog Unit have been of great help to us over this period. Their support to helping us rid the streets of loiterers, illegal road-side markets, illegal liquor shops and public gatherings, is second to none,” said Mr Komboi.
SECURING SAFE CITY THROUGH PARTNERSHIP
In addition, he said that the Commission commended Mr N’Dranou and his regular police for this partnership.
“We thank them for their support. Because the SoE has called for all city residents to stay indoors, to congregate less and to keep social distancing a priority to prevent the coronavirus disease from spreading, it enabled us to manage this over the past 9 days. We achieved it through partnership,” said Mr Komboi.
Further, he said that apart from carrying out the SoE operations, his men did a good job.
“Whilst carrying our duty as per the rules of engagement, we have detected many things illegal things.
We have been policing all these issues as we are carrying out the SoE requirements. SOE Controller set out these instructions for us,” said Komboi.
BETEL NUT SURVEILLANCE
Furthermore, he said that surveillance to control or prevent the transportation of betel-nut was a challenge
“The reserve police with the support of the regular police have contained this well so far curbing the movement of the nut by road from the Hiritano and Magi Highways. Water police are now concentrating on the sea transportation aspect of it.
“Our job involves a multi-tasking of activities that we plan and execute with the main objective of providing a safe, healthy city and protecting and serving the interest of the public,” said Komboi.
Their security operation will continue, he said. https://pngsun.com/2021/06/10/liquor-ban-placed-during-birthday/