OTML hands over two new troop carriers to Police
Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) through its Asset Protection Department (APD) today (Wednesday 18th September) handed over two new troop carriers to the Western Province Police.Manager APD Peter Senat said, OTML and the Royal PNG Constabulary (RPNGC) have had a good relationship for many years and this relationship has been further strengthened with the renewing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for another five years.
“We understand the importance of the Mobile Squad carrying out their constitutional duties while on deployment in our operational areas. The two new vehicles have been purchased to replace the existing two. I know the current squad, the MS4, will take care of the new vehicles while they are here, and leave them in good condition on their departure for the next squad to use,” Mr Senat said.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) North Fly Command, Western Province Chief Inspector Silva Sika said it was pleasing to have that level of support from OTML.
“On behalf of RPNGC, and the Police Commissioner, we are privileged to have that MOU signed between OTML and the RPNGC to provide security throughout the operations of this project,” he said.
“In this environment, mobility is important and we thank OTML for continuing to resource our troops,” Chief Inspector Sika said.
The PPC also urged the Mobile Squad personnel to use the new vehicles carefully; embrace good ethics and maintain professionalism in their jobs.
“You have key assets up at the mine, here in Tabubil Town including Bige. Under the MOU these are your areas of responsibility, but you are not restricted to that; as a police officer you also do general policing. Always remember what your mission and purpose here is,” he said to MS personnel.
Chief Inspector Sika also extended his personal thanks to OTML’s CEO and MD, Peter Graham for the gesture.