BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
THE taskforce committee dealing with the border and ethnic tension related claims is now an association.
This is according to former chairman and now president of the association, Mr Henry B Kahui.
He said the change was announced during their meeting at the Children’s Park at Rove yesterday.
Kahui added that former vice chairman and former secretary Mr Martin Paikai and Mr Timothy Sulega are now the association’s vice president and general secretary.
He also mentioned that the association has 15 new members who are stakeholders.
Speaking of the association, Kahui said that it is made up of former and current serving police officers, those from correctional service, former and current ministry of health medical service officers and former special constables.
He added that other members under the constitution of the association include former and current officers of biosecurity, immigration, finance and customs officers, nurses and doctors and public officers who served the nation during the height of the ethnic tension and during the crises between Papua New Guinea and Bougainville at the border.
On another note, Kahui said that all members at the meeting agreed to give another seven-day notice for the government which will be from March 10 to March 18 excluding Saturday and Sunday.
“These days are for negotiation and dialogue. After that period we will then brief our members and look at actions to take. This is what came out of the meeting,” said Kahui.
It is understood that the association had submitted two notices to the national government but were however not given any responses.