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Gerehu Residents Want Relocation or Road be Rerouted

By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV News, Port Moresby

The Gerehu 9 Mile road has for sure eased the traffic into the city. However, this significant development infrastructure has negative impacts on those residing nearby.

Gaunagadi residents of Gerehu Stage 1 believe the road was not engineered to standards.

Two men are lucky to alive as their car crossed its lane, hit the side rail and overturned into the drain at around 4am this morning.

Residents say the men are lucky to be alive as this is the 10th accident on that stretch of road with a record of 8 deaths.

Poor drainage along Gerehu 9 mile road as also see floods experienced during the rainy weather. Residing for over 35 years at Gaunagadi, this mother says before the road was built, nothing of such was faced. She says her house is also in a mess following the recent flooding.

The residents now want NCD authority to have an open dialogue with them to address these issues. They say floods, the sewerage problem and accidents will not have happened if the drain and road were constructed to standards.

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