December 14, 2021 - 719 views

Commander Border, Acting Assistant Commissioner Peter Philips said the recent visit by Prime Minister James Marape to West Sepik was very successful. 

Mr Philips, whose command includes East and West Sepik and Western Province, said the Prime Minister was in the provincial capital of Vanimo to open the new West Sepik Provincial Administration Building and launch several impact projects for the province. 

Mr Philips said his recent visit to the province with the Prime Minister and his delegations was to ensure the security of the Prime Minister given concerns of spill-over effects of the on-going conflict across the border in Indonesia’s West Papua province. 

Mr Philips said his Provincial Police Commander and the members of the constabulary made sure that there was no disruption and that people were not allowed to take advantage of his visit to raise issues about what was happening in West Papua. 

Mr Philips said whilst the issue in West Papua was important, the Prime Minister was on a tight schedule and in the province specifically to open the new provincial government building and launch major impact projects for the province. 

Mr Philips commended his PPC and the members of the constabulary for delivering a trouble-free event. He said the public turned up in numbers and they behaved well.


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