By Vasinatta Yama – EMTV News, Mt. Hagen
Enga Provincial Police Commander, Joseph Tondop, is urging leaders in Enga Province to provide the best leadership to their people.
In a Community Consultative Meeting with stakeholders recently, Tondop said he will provide police leadership to his best.
PPC Tondop is trying to change the mindsets of the people in Enga to leave tribal fighting, and excel in life.
The Community Consultative Meeting was the first to be held in Enga Province. Enga PPC, Joseph Tondop, hosted the meeting to address law and order issues in the Province.
Stakeholders from ward councils, church pastors, village courts, public servants, businesses and members of the public attended the meeting to identify the causes of tribal fighting.
“Tribal fights are an ongoing issue in the community at the moment, a lot of business houses and schools have shut down because of these tribal fights,” said PPC Tondop at the community meeting.
Since taking the post in August this year, Tondop noticed that tribal fighting, drug abuse, sorcery-related killings, Gender-Based Violence, and homebrew were the main law and order issues preventing the Province from progressing.
An action plan will be developed from a series of such meetings, to support the Provincial Government’s long-term development policies.
Tondop said this is a way forward to drive change in the community and the Province.
PPC Tondop urged everyone to work together to strengthen law and order in the Province and ensure effective policing service is reaching the rural population.