Long time residents in Lae city are questioning the prolonged delays by relevant authorities to fix its roads; drainage systems; grass cutting; and the general cleanliness in the industrial hub.
EMTV tried to gauge public opinion over how long the state of the roads, most of which are the economical corridors of this country.
The residents want something done about it before the 2017 National Elections.
Most of the business houses are situated along the Milfordhaven Road; and this is where most of the money generated for the country comes from.
Freddie Elisha, who was born and raised in Lae has been working with the DHL Express for eight years now, but he says the state of the road has not changed very much.
Another problem is the poor drainage system. Almost all the drains in and around the country’s second city either has weeds growing in them, or debris and sediments blocks off the outlet causing blockages.
Thus causing a health hazard to commuters, and employees of business houses working nearby.
The Morobe Provincial Government has passed K424 million of the provincial budget in December last year. For this year, K7.5 million was allocated to Lae city’s roads, drainage systems and grass cutting services.
James Kosa has been living in Lae for as long as he remembers. He is optimistic the money allocated will improve the general outlook of the city.