Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, says equipment for the Fire Service will improve, but over the long term.
He said the recent fire at Boroko in Port Moresby is unfortunate, and authorities are not ruling out arson.
The Prime Minister made this statement following questions raised by Anglimp South MP, Joe Koim, in Parliament yesterday.
PM O’Neill responded, stating the government has not overlooked the Fire Service Department, but has plans to fully equip it.
“We are have been engaging with the Fire Service in the past weeks to improve the Department by boosting its equipment,” said O’Neill.
Following the incident last week at Boroko, business owners called for the government to help the Fire Department.
“I call on the Government to support the Fire Service”, said Winson Yopolo, a businessman in Port Moresby.
The Fire Service and Police Department are currently investigating the recent fire outbreak at the Boroko Shopping Centre in Port Moresby.
From reports, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has not ruled out the act of arson.
“We believe there is arson in the fire at Boroko but investigation is yet to prove that,” said PM O’Neill.