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April 10, 2021
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PNG To Have Own National Security Policy

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By Vasinatta Yama, EM TV – Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea will soon have its own national security policy after 39 years. 

According to the Director General, Office of Security Coordination and Assessment Department (OSCA), Ian Jinga, all security measures was handled through reacting to problems, and responding to crisis.

This policy will provide strategic framework to deliver better security to the state and the people.

This will involve the help of all key security agencies, government, private sector, and civil society organisations to align their policies and ensure the country’s national security is done collaboratively.

They are also required to ensure that scarce resources allocated to improving Papua New Guinea’s national security are spent in a coordinated, realistic, cost-effective and accountable manner.

The strategic action plan of 2014 to 2020 was developed following a directive from National Executive Council in 2011.

The Department of Transport is taking the lead in formulating the National Transport Security Strategic Plan.

Secretary of the Department of Transport, Roy Mumu said, “collaboration through risk management can mitigate most security risks.” However, he said some security threats can be unpredictable, such as terrorism, law and order issues, transnational crime and human and drug trafficking.

“We can never become complacent,” he said.

The transport department’s key goal is to ensure a safe, secure, efficient, and affordable transport system throughout Papua New Guinea.

This is also to safeguard significant events like the 2015 Pacific Games, APEC 2018, and related multi-lateral meetings.

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