PNG Power lights up Gerehu Police Station

As PNG Power was gearing up for its 50th anniversary celebration, another small group of staff led by Watson Naso were at Gerehu police station on June 26, 2013 donating two new computer sets and a printer.

The office goods were not the only reason they were at Gerehu. Two weeks ago, electrical engineers from PNG Power restored all the lighting both inside and outside the police station and the team was there to share the happy moment for lighting up the police station.

The initiative to light up the police station and donate the computer sets and printer was through Senior Manager Technical Services Mr Naso.

Mr Naso lives in Gerehu 3B and every night as he drives home from work, he notices that the police station is always in total darkness. One night, he drove past the police station and recalled Prime Minister Peter O’Neil’s appeal to state owned enterprises to support the police department in cash or kind.

So on a Sunday morning, he went to the police station and met station commander Mr Hohoves Kora. Their discussion commenced for PNG Power’s intention to restore all lighting inside and outside of the police station.

Mr Naso then sought approval from his superiors and the project began with all cost of materials, labour and transport taken care of by PNG Power.  In addition to the maintenance work, two brand new desktop computer sets and a printer were bought for the police personnel to help themselves with their daily administrative duties.

“As PPL celebrates its 50 years of service in our great nation, this gesture is in a way giving hope to the hard working police personnel of Gerehu police station. PPL is with you in your daily duties in upholding and enforcing law and order,” Mr Naso said.

“We challenge other organisation like NCDC, Telikom, Eda Ranu and other business houses to partner with us to assist with a lot more work such as painting and fencing of the station. With this few words, PNG Power pledges it’s continued support to all the hard working policemen/women of Gerehu and in our Nations Capital and around the rest of our beautiful country, PNG,” he said.