Prime Minister James Marape has announced that a Commission of Inquiry (COI) will now be carried out in the police and Finance and Treasury departments follow the end of the 14 days State of Emergency.
Marape said the inquiry will look into the command structure of the police and address areas that need addressing so to improve the overall structure of the police force.
Marape said David Manning has been reinstated as Police Commissioner and has been tasked to work with the COI; however, the Commissioner will be subject to the COI as well.
“This is to ensure that there is a well structured police force into the future that has a good command structure in place.”
For the Finance and Treasury departments the Alesco Payroll system will be looked at and whether there should be better chances going forward as well.
The PM said the COI will be headed by a senior judge from the Judicial Services of the country and Terms of Reference (TOR) for the COI will be released soon for the public to know.
Meanwhile, Marape said although the COI comes after the lapse of the SOE, the military call will remain at this time where the members of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force will continue to assist police deal with lawbreakers.