By Staycey Yalo, EMTV News, Port Moresby
The waste at Malaoro Market continues to be an eye sore and health hazard for both the moving public and the residents.
The past three weeks, the garbage truck that is normally used to remove the rubbish at the market had mechanical failure and was not able to remove the rubbish.
Today, NCDC’s Senior Environmental Health Officer and Market Managers were at the scene to oversee the removal of the garbage.
Malaro market continues to be one of the unregulated markets in the city. Although it has proven to be convenient for the vendors and many residents there, the market lacks the proper facilities such as toilets, taps and proper market shelter and is deemed as an informal market by the National Capital District Commission.
The market has been removed by the NCDC three times in the past.
The market’s waste has also been a growing concern over the years. The Rubbish is exposed in open air and at times, it spills over onto the main road, obstructing traffic.
While considering the convenience of the market, Mr. Pengi maintains that the market needs to be moved to a more appropriate location.
Talks between the vendors and NCDC team have taken place and the market will be moved soon.