Bulolo plans household registration
The Law and Justice Sector in the Bulolo township will commence house hold registrations as part of its endeavor to tackle crime.
The sectoral approach spearheaded by police and the District Administration is aimed at establishing the movements of people in and out of the town and see, where crime is committed.
Police Station Commander Willie Gumaim said the exercise will assist police, pin down the exact crime behavior and apprehend those involved.
"We have an average of five people migrating into Bulolo every week as a result of the two mines. And, with this exercise we can work out the areas, where some for these crimes are committed," said Mr Gumaim.
He added that the community is behind the move, as they too have been victims in the past, expressing their willingness to participate.
Mr Gumaim said, registering residents in households, and settlement areas has worked in other parts of the country, and he hoped will derive the same results.
"Community support is very important. We have tried this project in Kainantu and it proved to be successful. I am sure we can get the same success here," said Gumaim.
He added that the presence of a permanent Mobile Police unit in the area has assisted in reducing the number of serious crimes.
And, with this new initiative, he hopes the community can make it theirs, and partner the law and justice sector.
"I think we can improve from here on. In nine months we have seen dramatic changes in crime patterns. This exercise will take us to the next step, where no one can hide from the law," said Mr Gumaim.
He also thanked members of the sector and the Bulolo District Administrator for ensuring that this was achieved.
Inspector Gumaim can be contacted on Phone: 474-5249 or 4747-5222