THE Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance (PILAG) has started its training program on skill-gap courses for the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC).
The training is aimed at building and enhancing capabilities of the policemen and women attending the programs to perform their police work competently and within established procedures and framing administrative and financial duties.
The course participants are police officers in operations and administration wing of the constabulary. The partnership was formalised through a cheque presentation of K114, 750 in November 2020 and will involve various short enhancing courses for 135 police officers to up-skill them so that they become and deliver what is expected of them.
Chief Executive Officer Michael Barobe said the Institute is not just another private entity but a government mandated training provider for the government departments and agencies.
He said PILAG has the capacity to provide the skills and knowledge needed to enhance the constabulary’s performance. These short courses are consistent with the Institute’s mandate of implementing the competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) framework in PNG.
“One of the biggest issues we have in the country is leadership. Not only in the executive level but when you get down to the sub-national level and districts, people need to be equipped to learn how to look after their people, manage their resources well within the procedures and processes of their respective organisations. So the Police Department coming on board and partnering with the capacity building team of PILAG is crucial as we (PILAG) can assist in bridging that gap to uplift the Constabulary’s performance as expected,” Mr Barobe said.