by Quinton Alomp – EM TV News, Port Moresby
A new police mobile squad barracks will be built at Yangoru station in East Sepik province.
Yangoru-Saussia MP, Richard Maru, said law and order is the foundation for development in the district and will push to see the barracks established.
Initial reports from Tangori Police Station show high record of knife slashing, home brew consumption followed by murder in the last decade.
But these activities are slowing down in the last three years.
Mr Maru said the district administration has spent over K2 million in the last three years to restore law and order.
Police mobile squad from the Highlands were brought to the district to maintain security.
Mr Maru said the district will host a multi-million Kina project such as the Sepik Oil Palm. He also said, to attract more investors law and order must be strong.
“Law and order is here to stay,” Maru said.
He said last Tuesday the Central Supply and tenders board met and approved the new police barracks. However, it will have to go through the National Executive Council for deliberation before the construction commence.