300914POLICE COMMANDER CONCERNED ABOUT NON PAYMENT OF CAPS
By Aloysius Laukai
Bougainville’s Acting Police Assistant Commissioner, CSP PAUL KAMUAI is calling on the Autonomous Bougainville Government to honour its commitment and pay up six months of outstanding allowances for members of the Community Auxiliary Police Officers working throughout the rural areas of Bougainville.
In a media statement released by his office today, CSP PAUL KAMUAI said that the Community Auxiliary Police officers are hardworking and committed who serve in their rural communities and for the ABG to completely ignore them is inhumane and uncalled for.
MR. KAMUAI said that frustrated CAPS officers have been texting him concerning their payments which has been outstanding for a long time.
He appealed to the ABG not to allow the CAP Program to collapse as it had proven and continues to be a successful method of policing in Bougainville.
The Bougainville Community Auxiliary Police allowances since 2006 were paid by the New Zealand Community Policing Project until a year ago when the responsibility was handed over to the ABG.
The ACP also praised his CAP officers for their patience and perseverance.
Pictured are Bougainville Police Officers at the recent Mona Festival in Buka town