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Prime Minister Hon. James Marape summoned David Manning and Police Minister Brian Kramer to his office today to formally congratulate Manning after the NEC’s decision to appoint him as the new Commissioner of Police for Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.
In a social media post by Minister Kramer, Manning first joined the Force 22 years ago as officer cadet at Bomana Police College and gradually worked his way up to finally being appointed the country’s top cop.
Manning’s appointment makes him the country’s 19th Commissioner appointed since the appointment Pois Kerepia from Bougainville as the first Commissioner in 1976.
2nd William (Bill) Taiden, ENB 1977-79
3rd Philip Bougra, Central 1979-82
4th Henry Tokam, Simbu 1982-84
5th David Tasion, Manus 1984-88
6th Paul Tohian, New Ireland 1988-90
7th Ila Geno, Central 1990-92
8th Henry Tokam, Simbu (2nd term) 1992-96
9th Robert (Bob) Nenta, WHP 1996-97
10th Peter Aigilo, WNB 1997-99
11th John Wakon, Manus 1999-2001
12th Joseph Kupo, Simbu 2001-02
13th Sam Inguba, Morobe 2002- 07
14th Gary Baki, WNB, 2007-11
15th Anthony Wagambie ESP, 2011-11
16th Toami Kulunga, WHP 2011-2014
17th Geoffrey Vaki, Central 2014-2015
18th Gary Baki, WNB (2nd term) 2015-2019
19th David Manning ENB, 2019-
Picture Kramer and Manning with the Prime Minister Hon. James Marape at his office.