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September 21, 2021
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Police Union Responds to Bomana Barracks Contractor’s 30-day Ultimatum

The Police Union has responded strongly against attempts by Red Sea Housing Estate to remove Police officers recently residing in the new Bomana Barracks.

Police Union President Lowa Tambua said the department will not adhere to the contractor’s 30-day ultimatum to vacate the barracks over the outstanding K40 million owed by the Government.

Tambua advised the contractor to liaise with the Government to pay the outstanding bills because it is a government project.

In a media conference today in Port Moresby, the Police Union has not tolerated attempts by contractor Red Sea Housing Estate in the media regarding their decision to remove the 150 police officers and their families residing in Bomana Barracks.

Police Union President, Lowa Tambua, questioned the contractor’s 30-day eviction notice saying despite negotiations by Commissioner Baki and the Government to resolve the matter it has fallen on deaf hears.

The matter has risen over the long delayed outstanding payment of K40 million owed to contractor Red Sea Housing Estate for the construction of houses in Bomana Barracks.

The 150 houses were built in 2014, but were left vacant due to outstanding payments, by the National Government, for almost two years.
On Monday,150 police officers and their families moved into the new houses in Bomana Barracks due to the chronic state of infrastructure in Gordons Barracks. This was from directives from senior officers in the Police Department.

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