A community in Lae has raised concerns about a liquor shop operating in their neighbourhood.
The liquor licence is owned by a businesswoman of Asian origin and is located inside a residential area.
This was brought to the attention of Ward 2 Councillor, Carol Yawing, who says her consent was not given for the operation of the liquor shop.
The liquor shop along Cassowary Road in Lae was opened three weeks ago.
The Liquor Licencing Commission from the Provincial Government approved the owner’s licence for operation, but the Ward Councilor for the area says she did not give her consent.
Cassowary Road is a residential area with a population of more than 6,000 people.
Since the start of operation, residents say that social disturbance will rise.
The councilor found out that the licence was signed and stamped by the Chairman of Liquor Licencing Commission.
The liquor shop is trading as KC2 Ltd Retail, with the licencee listed as Lin Mei.
The licence was issued on June 20 this year, and will expire on December 31, 2016.
EMTV News went to seek clarification from the liquor licencing commission, but his office was locked and he was out of reach.