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April 16, 2021
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PNGDF below target in its recruitment

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The Papua New Guinea Defence Force is well below target in its recruitment. As part of its 2030 vision the force is to grow by 10 000 and to achieve this, the force must recruit 400 recruits every year.

However, this is not forthcoming with the force expected to do an intensive recruitment next year to meet this target.

But the number of recruits is well below target.The PNGDF is expected to grow the force to 10 000 by 2030, achieving this would mean the PNGDF every year must recruit 400 personnel’s.

And with no training of new recruits this year due to elections, the PNGDF will be conducting four recruitments next year.

Training commander Ray Numa says this is will help close the gap and meet its target. Commander Numa also stressed the need for committed instructors to train the new recruit’s in order to graduate the best force.

A total a hundred and seventy-six, twenty-four female, the second batch of female recruits and fifty-two males. For these pass outs of 2012, they have been urged to be disciplined and be ambassadors in looking after this nation.

PNGDF Chief of staff Tom Ur warned of terminating recruits who breach their code of practice.

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