Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Request for Vehicles for National Police

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): September 23, 1997 - President Jacob Nena, on October 19, 1997, transmitted proposed legislation to Congress requesting an appropriation of $30,000 for purchase of two vehicles for use by the FSM National Police.

The existing vehicles are no longer economical to maintain because constant use of these vehicles has worn them out and it is more expensive to maintain them.

"Without the necessary vehicles, the National Police would not be able to maintain a ready posture to respond to emergencies that will arise inevitably from time to time," Nena stated.

Nena further requested favorable consideration of Congress on "this worthy measure," he concluded.

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