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July 2, 2022

Atiyafa On Housing During Ministry Handover

New Police Minister Robert Atiafa has committed to see housing for policemen and women improved in his term as the minister.


He made this commitment during the handover takeover of this ministry at the police headquarters in Port Moresby today.

Outgoing minister Nickson Duban said the recent changes in cabinet were done in the best interest of the nation.


The handover takeover ceremony took place at the police headquarters, and was attended by the senior hierarchy of the police force, and representatives of the Australian Federal Police.


New Police Minister Robert Atiafa assured all policemen and women, that he would not do any changes to the organisation, but would work with them to implement policies, especially the modernization program.


He said, while he had no immediate plans for the organisation, one thing he was sure; he will address housing problems faced by the police.


Outgoing Minister, Nickson Duban, who is now the Petroleum and Energy Minister, while congratulating and welcoming the new Minister, said the department has achieved many things so far and challenged the new minister to go further.


He also said the recent cabinet changes by the Prime Minister were to safe guard the government’s objectives.


Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga, described the outgoing Minister Nickson Duban, as a vibrant minister who set the base for the Police Modernization Program, which has attracted support from the government and international partners.


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