The Divisional Commander for New Guinea Islands (NGI), Assistant Police Commissioner (ACP) Perou N’Dranou travelled to Manus on Saturday July 9, 2022 to check on the province on its security operations for the 2022 National General Election.
Mr N’Dranou has rolled out a weekly visit to all provinces under his command in order to assess situations on the ground and provide assistance accordingly and leadership as required.
“I visited New Ireland last week. It is peaceful and they are on track and time. I will be in Manus this week and I’ll visit West New Britain next week,” ACP N’Dranou said.
Manus province commenced polling on Wednesday 6th of July 2022 peacefully without any disruption despite the delay and is likely to be this way until polling ends according to Manus Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Chief Inspector (CIP) Kiweri Kesambi.
He said Manus is expected to complete polling on Wednesday 13th of July 2022 as per the dates set by the Provincial Electoral Commission Office and may begin counting on the 18th of July 2022.
“We are now waiting for our teams to be sent to our Western Islands Aua and Vuvulu. There is no communication reception but from the reports we’ve received the Western Islands have been quiet and we are expecting their return by Tuesday the 12th or Wednesday 13th of July 2022,” PPC Kesambi said.