The Papua New GuineaDefence Force has reassuredthe public andthe nation that it is still here for their security and safety, through its independence march this morning.
Beigadier General Commander, Francis Agwi, saysthe perception held bythe people has always been negative due tothe recent attacks on civilians.
Numerous attacks on civilians wasthe order inthe force, a sign that all was not well in command and control.
Bet asthe nation looks forward to its 38th independence, this integral institution ofthe country has embarked to restore some of its pride.
It has taken a symbolic approach by marching to commemorate independence, and most importantly, to reassurethe nation thatthe force is here to protecttheir interests.
The Beigadier General Commander highlightedthe significance behindthe march which happened just before dawn fromthe Parliament gates to Murray Barracks.
He wantsthe people andthe nation not to lose trust inthe Papua New GuineaDefence Force.
Commander Agwi appealed to his soldiers to behave responsible during this festive period and not step out oftheir line of duty. He urged his soldiers to always carrythemselves in a manner acceptable tothe people, and not to bring any more disrepute tothe force.
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