PLANNING MINISTER STEPS DOWN OVER VIRAL VIDEO OF GUN HANDLING


December 14, 2021 - 848 views

Finchefen MP RainboPaita has stepped down as the Minister responsible for National Planning and Monitoring. 

The announcement comes after a video circulated on social media as well as the mainstream media of him discharging a rifle. 

According to a press statement released this morning by the MP the video was about him taking basic rifle handing skills upon safety advise by his Close Protection Officer advice after a criminal element occurred at Waigani in September, 2021 which was reported to the police hierarchy. 

Paita says, his official vehicle was shot upon by criminal elements which prompted him to take necessary precautionary measures to protect himself through such basic training with a rifle. 

This is so that in the event that if they will be attacked the second time and his CPO is critically wounded, he will would be able to use his CPO’s rifle in self-defence. 

Meanwhile, Paita has wrote to the Prime Minister advising him of his intention to step aside and allow a thorough investigation without fear or favour by the concerned authorities in the spirit of good leadership.

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