Posted By Staff Reporter
Opposition Leader Belden Namah is questioning the extra presence of mobile squad police personnel in Port Moresby, saying Prime Minister Peter O'Neil must come out and clearly explain the nature of their engagement in the capital city.
Mr. Namah told a media conference yesterday that, while the Highlands region needs more police presence, the engagement of Kerowagi's Mobile Squad 8 and Mount Hagen's Mobile Squad 6 units in Port Moresby, is a waste of public money.
"This is very suspicious. There is no state of emergency.
"We have so much trouble up in the Highlands. We have LNG to protect. We have the Highlands Highway to protect.
"There's nothing happening in Port Moresby, except for Powes Parkop chasing around buai sellers.
"We have mobile squad units based up in McGregor, if there is any problem in Port Moresby, the Commissioner can easily access them.
"This is, in my view, unnecessary spending of public monies.
"So I want Prime Minister Peter O'Neil and the Police Commissioner to come out and explain to the people of PNG," Mr. Namah said.
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