By: Theckla Gunga – EMTV, Port Moresby
The National Government is expecting practical law reforms to be implemented following the Law and Order Summit that will be held in Lae, starting tomorrow (August 9).
National Planning Minister Richard Maru today (August 8) said his department supports the summit because one of their focuses is on improving Law and Order issues in Papua New Guinea.
When presenting a cheque of 200 thousand kina to the Department of Justice and Attorney General, minister Maru spoke strongly against the recent killings in Port Moresby.
Maru said the violence Port Moresby residents encountered over the weekend shows the lack of respect Papua New Guineans have for the Law and such behaviours will discourage international investors. He was referring to the car accident that led to the stabbing death of one of the PNGDF Soldiers and the burning down of several trade stores in Port Moresby’s Hohola suburb.
The National Law and Order Summit that will be held in Lae, involves all law enforcing agencies. This includes members of the National Judicial and Magisterial Service, the Police, Correctional Services and lawyers. It focuses on the Medium Term Development Plan on crime preventions.