Displaced Residents Affected

By Eric Haurupma – EM TV News, Port Moresby

More than 300 displaced residents living in makeshift tents near the Danwaya Works Compound at the Boroko area in Port Moresby, have been affected by the rain.

Many of them have had to forcefully skip work today after the rain swept through their homes, soaking their clothes, beddings and other necessary stuff.

The displaced residents, living near Danwaya Works Compound, after their eviction by police in August this year, have been affected by the flooding rain water.

Nina Kama, one of the displaced residents who is currently working with Eda Ranu, said he was forced to skip work because his uniforms, beddings and other goods are wet.

Another resident Tony Kagl, a teacher by profession for 39 years, said the situation they are in is inhumane.

Residents said living in makeshift tents during rainy season in dreadful places along the storm water drainage posed a health hazard for them.

With a population of over 300 people living in makeshift tents the probability of contracting contagious diseases is very high.

Many of them are public servants and employees of companies who had contributed to the economic development of this nation.

They are demanding a swift intervention by the government, local MP Labi Amaiu and Governor Powes Parkop to rectify this matter.

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