West calls on gov’t to step up in border issues



WESTERN Province Premier, David Gina says there is continuing talks with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government on border issues.

Hon. Gina has brought the subject up in the provincial assembly on security and policing matters.

He said the WPG is working closely with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in providing security and maintaining law and order.

Gina said this is to ensure the borders are protected to respective sovereignty of both countries from illegal and illicit activities.

“Our appeal to the National government is to re-equip and put more resources, logistics and capacity at the border so that we have some administration, management and control over the border issue.”

“We are in dire need of permanent arrangement and occupations as it was in the past that of the current abhor basis,” said Gina.

Gina said that Western Province needs to have the investors’ confidence, provide conductive environment and social security in which our people’s safety is guaranteed.

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