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June 14, 2021

Angau Staff Housing Construction Likely To Delay Due To Court Battle

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Angau’s management has plans to usethe existing K15 million funds it has in its accounts to build new housing for nurses.


The National Executive Council has given Angau’s management approval to start with rehabilitation ofthe hospital including staff housing.

Some months ago, nurses went on strike in protest over housing issues that needed addressing.


Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, intervened and sent Lae MP, Loujaya Toni and Housing Minister Paul Ezekiel,they both saidthe management would go before housing is built.


“We will addressthe problem of housing with a new management,” said Toni.

“Firstly,the management has to go before housing is build,” said Ezikiel.

 ther problems have surfaced. Angau’s management was in court yesterday.


They were summoned by anther party claiming ownership of land portion oppositethe hospital that according tothe board was awarded tothe hospital for future expansion.


“The information that I have from National Health Department sincethe closure ofthe aerodrome… Nation Government… set aside land for Angau,” said Angau Beard chairman Benson Nablu.  

Withthe ongoing court battle, it may cause more delays tothe construction of accommodation.

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