GESI policy valuable says Commissioner Manning

Tuesday October 13  2020

POLICE Commissioner and Controller of the National Pandemic Response Mr David Manning said the Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) workshop is valued and will continue to be supported by the management of the Constabulary going into the future.

Mr Manning said more progressive thinking members of the constabulary is needed to better understand where they come from when they make decisions especially in the GESI phase.

Mr Manning made these welcoming  remarks    at the two-day workshop at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby today. The workshop ends tomorrow (Wednesday 14th October).

“GESI and other policies are important and significant to the growth of the organisation.”

He said the members of the Constabulary who participated at the GESI workshop were the future of the organisation.

“They understand these policies and implement them at their work places to better serve the communities they are entrusted to serve.

“The  workshop will  help the   members continue to deliver in and as part of an organisation serving the interest of the public.

“In any organisation women are very much the future of the organisation. We cannot progress effectively and cannot transition efficiently without our female colleagues,” Mr Manning said.

Mr Manning’s background was  with the Special Services Division (SSD) but  does not differentiate between sections, or practices regionalism.

He said the Constabulary was one organisation they served and the uniform made them united and equal, regardless of gender or where they were from.

Mr Manning thanked the Secretary for the Department of Personnel Ms Taies Sansan, DPM staff, and RPNGC members for making their time available during the opening of the GESI policy workshop.

Media contact: Chief Superintendent Dominic D. Kakas, BEM, DPS

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