by Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Heads of local security firms around the country are questioning the MOU signed by Black Swan, G4S and Guard Dog Security for the training of all security companies.
They say no proper consultation and notice was given to other security firms to be part of this.
The heads of national security firms want a standard of training for all organisations, as security will be a concern leading to big events hosted by Papua New Guinea.
They say, fair opportunity must be given to other players in the industry to allow a standard of training across all firms.
Pacific Corporate Security Founder and Managing Director, Jacob Kaupa, says foreign owned security firms must not bulldoze decisions in the industry, but allow local firms to add value to the country’s security affairs.
The heads of security firms say, they are not pushing aside the big players, but having proper training to fully equip a guard.
A second meet is scheduled in two weeks’ time to form an association for all security firms around the country.
Recently, Police Commissioner Gari Baki said all security firms in the country must be fully trained to meet world standards.