Water Supply Needed at ATS

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By Eric Haurupma – EMTV News, Port Moresby

Residents of ATS settlements outside of Port Moresby are still unable to sourcing a good drinking water.

Alois Esa, a longtime resident, says they have to walk more than 2 kilometers to source water using water bottles and containers.

Alois and his community are appealing to NCD Governor Powes Parkop and North East MP Labie Amaiu to solve their water problem.

38 year old Alois Eva is a public servant who has been living with his family ATS portion 266.

Locally known as Hill Side Community, this sits between the ATS ridge and has a population of at least 500 people most of whom are public servants.

Over the years, they have been faced with the problem of sourcing a good drinking water.

Speaking on behalf of these residents Esa said every day they have to walk more than 2 kilometers to fetch water using water bottles and containers.

This has prompted them to salvage the idea of bringing water to their door step for cooking, drinking, washing and recreational purposes.

Recently an association called Hill side community was formed to address this issue.

This committee will probe into the K400, 000 water supply funds they claimed was donated by Labie Amaiu for the water project.

They said the cause of the delay is because contractors licenses to carry out work have been expired.

Meanwhile, they are querying how long it will take for this problem to be fixed and appealing for immediate intervention.


Eric Haurupma

studied at the University of Papua New Guinea graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations. His main areas of expertise within EMTV are the courts, crime and the environment.

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