NCDC signs CCTV agreement to continue under RPNGC
The closed circuit television (CCTV) used during APEC 2018 has been dormant after the completion of APEC.
Acting Police Commissioner David Manning confirmed that under the auspices of APEC operations Oakley Haus in Hohola was used to ensure the usage of the CCTV operations. “But, APEC has been completed and all operations under the APEC security also ceased to exist, so the signing today allows us to go back under new conditions and terms, and arrangements to continue to operate those cameras.
” Mr Manning said the advancement of the partnership between the police and NCDC was cemented in the signing showing the partnerships journey to make the nation’s capital a safe home to many families.
“We will continue to be responsive to the needs of all stakeholders relying on our services to enjoy a safe city and to enhance our abilities to serve we have established partnerships of which NCDC continues to be a strategic partner,” he said.
“One such development is the signing of MoU specifically for the NCD reserve unit and the CCTV facility within Port Moresby; I am grateful of the support from NCD Governor Powes Parkop, the city is expanding with influx of people, causing strain on many services. “The RPNGC is facing challenges especially with the increase of people now calling Port Moresby home and it is important for police to expand the resources to collaborate with National Capital District Commission.
“Facilities are maintained with the sole aim of ensuring we provide a safe and secure community in NCDC. It will be powered, and serviced by NCDC and utilized by police.
”City manager Bernard Kipit said that the services provided by NCDC and supported by police will go a long way in ensuring safety for the residents. “We have seen the capabilities of these cameras capturing real time images of people and are a tool in managing and dealing with law and order issues in Port Moresby,” he said. “We are fully committed to the initiative and our interests are the people of this city and if we can get it right, we can extend it to other institutions.