Land has already been identified in Madang for the construction of new police housing that is expected to ease accommodation pressures currently faced by police.
Close to eight million kina has been allocated for the project and work will begin soon.
As old police houses in Bogia are being renovated, there is a renewed call from families of police officers at the condemned Kusbau Police barracks in Madang town.
Ten families have been living in unsanitary conditions in a barracks that has become an embarrassment to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.
But now there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
Deputy Commissioner for Police, Awan Sete, who was in Madang late last week said, work is already underway to build new police housing. But that will solve only half the problem.
"In’Order to accommadate everyone, we need to build twenty to thirty duplexes."
While only half the problem will be resolved, this is the first real attempt with tangible results.
Seven point five million has been allocated for a project that really needs about thirty million kina.
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