Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced yesterday that Brigadier-General Francis Agwi will continue as commander of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force on an interim basis.
General Agwi’s term as Commander expired at midnight last night.
The process to appoint a new commander is currently underway.
“The appointment of Agwi on an acting basis is therefore necessary to fill the vacuum, and to maintain command and control in the force while the appointment process is completed.
“Agwi has shown professionalism and dedication in his years of service to the military and country. He led by example in maintaining stability in the force and I would like to thank him on behalf of the people of PNG for a job well done,” Mr O’Neill said.