Acting Police Commissioner Anthony Wagambie takes office

Acting Commissioner of Police Anthony Wagambie has reassured the government and people of Papua New Guinea that the Royal Papua New Guinea is stable and united in its mandate to protect and serve.

Mr Wagambie made this statement today when he took office following his appointment by the National Executive Council on Wednesday.

“The Government in its wisdom has appointed me as Acting Commissioner of Police. I want to take this opportunity to thank the Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare and his cabinet for the appointment and give my assurance that I will perform to the best of my ability.

“I also take this opportunity to call upon all commanders to remain focused on their duties and responsibilities. There is no instability of any sort within the organisation and therefore I wish to assure the public that police services will continue as usual.

“Deployment into major project sites such as the LNG will remain intact under the current arrangements.

“I call upon the rank and file for recommitment and dedication to your assigned duties and responsibilities,” Mr Wagambie said.

Acting Commissioner Wagambie also expressed his confidence in Chief Superintendent Fred Yakasa who has been elevated by the national government to the rank of acting Deputy Commissioner of Police and Chief of Police Operations.

“Mr Yakasa is an experienced career police officer who will assist me deliver the policing services the people of Papua New Guinea deserve. I expect all Regional Commanders, ACPs and Directors at headquarters to give him the necessary support he requires,” Mr Wagambie concluded.



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