Police Commissioner David Manning has expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the 19 people recently killed in Tari and vowed that he will do everything within his powers to contain the flight and put an end to the senseless killings.
Immediately after the killings Mr Manning sent acting Deputy Police Commissioner and Chief of Operation Donald Yamasombi and senior officers from Port Moresby to Tari to explore strategic interventions to be taken both in the short and long terms to ensure lasting peace and stability within the Tari district and the Hela Province as a whole.
Mr Yamasombi upon arrival visited several essential government services in the Tari township and further visited the PNG LNG Hides 4 project site and Komo airport.
He said, “Law-and-order problems across the country are distinct and our biggest challenge is to come up with policing strategies that work for each of them and Hela is no exception.”
Mr Yamasombi addressed the Hela Police as well as the policemen engaged with the PNG LNG special operation today in Tari Town on the way forward for policing with the Hela province.
Mr Yamasombi is accompanied by the Director Special Service Division Superintendent Julius Tasion, acting Director Information and Communication Superintendent Dennis Corcoran and senior advisors from the Australia Federal Police.