Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Police farewell late Jim Namora


The senior hierarchy of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) including Commissioner Gari Baki and Minister Jelta Wong paid their last respects in a moving funeral ceremony for the late Director of the Special Services Division Chief Superintendent Jim Namora.
The body of Jim Namora at the funeral service last Friday.

The constabulary has lost a talented officer in Namora, Baki said during the funeral service at Sioni Kami Memorial Church at 5-Mile in Port Moresby last Friday.
“I  have lost a good man and a talented police officer who commanded a lot of respect," he said.
"I have lost an officer who had the potential to go even further.
"We mourn his loss with his family.
“Late Namora had a very colourful history.
"When he was posted in the Western Highlands Province  in 1982, I was squad commander in Wabag, in the Enga Province.
"That was my last posting before I was posted to Lae, Morobe Province,  as a Mobile Squad commander.
“The Special Services Division would always be in my heart because that was where we grew up.
"That was the division that brought me as commissioner and to be a man.
"Jim is also one of the officers who has been groomed by the SSD."
Baki said he decided to take Namora out of West New Britain as the provincial police commander to be Director Special Services, because he was the best officer for the position at that time.
He said Namora accepted his appointments without any complaints at all.
Baki said Namora had left behind a legacy that was hard to fill "and we would be struggling to try as much as possible from where he has left for the RPNGC".
Wong said he wantedf all new recruits to have similar attitudes and character to policing as Namora.
He thanked family members of Namora for allowing him to serve the country.
Assistant commissioner Sylvester Kalaut, head of the police human resources division, joined the police force in 1996.
He said in his squad,  Namora was a serving member who came in from Mt Hagen where he has served as a sergeant in charge of a Mt Hagen-based mobile squad.
Kalaut said Namora was a mentor to other squad members and provided encouragement when needed.
“We will miss him for his encouragement and corporation,” Kalaut said.
Namora’s daughter Whinonh Namora paid an emotional tribute to her father whom she said loved his job as a policeman.
She said to her father, policing was a calling from God and not just a job.
Whinonh said while her father dedicated his life to the police force, he never gave up caring for his family no matter where he lived or where his duties took him.
  “He was always helpful and always tried to satisfy people with whatever little he has," she said.
"He was our guide, protector and provider and will be surely missed."
Namora’s body was take over the weekend to be laid to rest at his village in the Transgogol area of Madang Province.

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