The Opposition and Kundiawa/Gembogl MP Tobias Kulang spoke in favor of those men and women working inthe disciplinary forces.
His comments were simple. He saysthe problems faced bythe police needs immediate attention if Papua New Guineais serious about its law and order problems. “If we are serious about turning a corner in terms of law and order situations in this country, we need to pay attention tothe needs ofthe police…It is becoming an emergency now” Kulang said.
Mr. Kulang saysthe problem affectsthe morale of those serving inthe disciplinary forces because oftheir poor living conditions…
“Now adays we a seeing police behaving in a certain way and we are very quick to pass judgment thatthey are rogue&hellipthey are expressingtheir frustrations…how do you expect somebody to think properly and discharging responsibilities”, Kulang said.
Housing problem remains a major challenge for those serving inthe disciplinary forces.
Most ofthe houses have deteriorated. No proper toilets, shower blocks andthe walls ofthe houses have been eaten away by termit’s.
They even pay for building materials withtheir own money to repairtheir run down houses.
“We have only sixty-four houses…many of my man and women live in settlements and come to work…It’s not sufficient to cater for our manpower” Kalat said.
Most ofthe families of police officers in Madang were frustrated…butthey said&hellipthere’s nothingthey can do, whenthere’s a “gap betweenthemselves and those in authority”.
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