Tenants of the Touaguba Hostel in Port Moresby are calling on the National Housing Estates Limited, to provide land for them.
They say, if the property has been sold, then NHEL must relocate them, before demolition takes place.
“Give us land if you cannot relocate us,” said Rachael Tae a tenant.
This follows an eviction notice served to them on the December 13. The tenants responded to NHEL stating they want NHEL to provide a piece of land on 19th December, 2015. Among their petition is be relocated to a land so that they can move on easily with their lives.
“That’s all we ask, a piece of land to settle and continue our lives,” said Julie Felix, a single mother.
With the school year around the corner, most are concerned not to let this issue disturb their children’s education. They have written to the top management of National Housing Estates, but are still waiting for a response.
There are over 40 families living in the 4 blocks of property in Port Moresby’s Downtown area.
Most are single mothers and have lived for the past 30 years.