BRYAN KRAMER MP | Kramer Report | Edited
MADANG – On Thursday I had the privilege to accompany prime minister James Marape and fellow ministers to inspect progress on the Australian government-funded Angau Hospital redevelopment project in Lae.
During the event, members of the Royal PNG Constabulary asked me if it was OK to take to a picture with them.
Under the leadership of Marape-Steven government, and in my capacity as police minister, our women will play a greater role in policing throughout the country.
While all members of the force face challenges in serving our country, our women in blue face unspeakable difficulties, not because of their lack of ability or performance but because of discrimination for being a woman.
I wish to put every member of the force on notice, from the lowest ranking constable to the commissioner, that I will be making it my business to stamp out gender bias and sexual harassment within the RPNGC.
While I understand there are processes within police administration to deal with such incidents, I will ensure every complaint is dealt with on a timely basis and not swept aside.
I encourage any female member of the police who has been a victim, or who continues to be a victim, of such practices to contact my office or message me directly.
A priority of the Marape-Steven government is to restore discipline and pride in each and every member of our police force.