The Papua New Guinea Royal Constabulary today saw the swearing in of its chairman for the Police Promotion Board.
Reverend Sommy Setu was sworn in by the Police Minister, Robert Atiyafa at the police headquarters.
The ceremony was witnessed by Police Commissioner, Tom Kulunga and senior members of the force.
This morning’s event was the first official duty for Robert Atiyafa as the Police Minister.
The board comprising 3 members, Assistant Commissioner Human Resource Francis Tokura, Assistant Commissioner Southern Command Allen Kundi and the new chairman, will resume functions of the board after it stopped functioning last year due to a vacancy.
ACP Tokura represents the Union while ACP Kundi represents the commissioner.
There were no board meetings last year due to a vacancy in the chairman position.
Police Commissioner Tom Kulunga said it is important to have this body that will identify and assess those officers that deserve recognition.
Minister Atiyafa commended the board, echoing the Commissioner’s sentiments on recognizing the efforts of hardworking police men and women.
Meanwhile, the minister said he is well aware of the Police Modernization Program in place, and will give priority to addressing accommodation issues, faced by the force.
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