Police Commissioner David Manning said the 2022 joint security forces election debrief outcome will be presented to the Government through the Internal Security Minister for deliberations.
Commissioner Manning made this undertaking during the joint security forces election debrief conference closing ceremony on Wednesday October 19, in Lae, Morobe Province.
Mr. Manning said, “From a security perspective we were able to deliver a successful security operation. Many of our views and concerns were cross-cutting issues involving all agencies. Our mandate was simple and also our intent was very clear as we remained committed from pre-election operation till the formation of Government.
“The recommendations from this conference concerning the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary and the partner agencies tasked to provide a free, fair and safe election will be put forward to the Government for further deliberation.
“Let me thank the partner agencies for the undivided support in this election.”
Mr. Manning said challenges to delivering the election security operations were identified and dealt with whilst others remain unresolved and deliberated on with options put forward during the debrief.
“As of the RPNGC many activities tied to this was initiated prior to the national general election 2022 security operations and many are ongoing and I make particular reference to the election planning cycle, fairly building the four level of command (C4), strengthening governance and accountability, enhancing interoperability, and finally developing appropriate infrastructure,” Mr. Manning said.
He further called on the respective commanders to embrace the constabulary reforms and start instituting corrective measures in addressing the issues faced during the election operations.
Commissioner Manning said, “Just as the Government demands performance from your executive, we in turn demand and expect the highest level of commitment and performance from current operators. The executive will continue to assess individual performance. It is incumbent upon us to ensure we continue to strive not only to do things better but also doing better things,” Commissioner Manning said.