The Lae’s Igam barracks will becomethe administrative unit that will administerthe engineer battalion andthe army academy forthPNG defense force.
Speaking atthe opening of a course for defense force cadet officers at Igam Barracks earlier this week, unit commander, Captain Peter Amos raised concerns thatthere is a need for the national government to finance infrastructural works inthe barracks to cater for the expansion.
Meantime, The Papua New GuineaDefence Force says recruitment intothe force is voluntary and free.
Acting Commander Captain Alois Tom made this statement following numerous allegations of bribery during recruitment.
The public have been urged to report any person or member ofthe force accepting bribes to process applications.
He says those involved will be dealt with bythe law.
Edwin Fidelis, National EMTV News