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The Somare Institute of Leadership and Governance (SILAG) will be delivering six training programs to the newly recruited cadets of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) for this year. This is the first of its kind for RPNGC to include SILAG public service training programs as part of the cadet training package at the Bomana College of Excellence.
RPNGC and SILAG have an existing partnership since 2020 in which SILAG has delivered skill-gap courses to police officers in order to enhance their capability in their police work.
Under this MOU, SILAG also acknowledges the support of ACP John Kolopen and the Bomana College of Excellence, including the RPNGC – AFP (Australian Federal Police) partnership for their ongoing support to the police force in PNG.
Based on the existing partnership, SILAG will deliver six training programs to sixty (60) cadets at the Bomana College of Excellence in the coming months.
To officially formalise the training to be delivered, a cheque of K228,000 was presented to SILAG by RPNGC today on behalf of Bomana College of Excellence.
The RPNGC has seen the need for newly recruited cadets to be properly trained under the public service code of conduct based on leadership, ethics and values which can only be delivered by the premier school of government, the Somare Institute of Leadership and Governance.
The RPNGC sees the need to capacitate their cadet officers based on the PNG National Qualification Framework.
Director for Training, Superintendent Maria Jones from the Bomana College of Excellence said their goal is to train and develop leaders of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary and partnering with SILAG is the way forward.
The CEO for SILAG, Mr. Michael Barobe acknowledged the support from RPNGC and the Bomana College of Excellence and pledged to work very closely with RPNGC and the college management to train the new cadets. Mr. Barobe said working with PILAG is not option, it is now mandatory for all public Service agencies to collaborate with SILAG in public service training.
The six short courses are consistent with the Institute ‘s mandate of implementing the competency- based training and assessment (CBTA) framework in PNG.
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