By Theckla Gunga – EMTV News
Preliminary road works on the construction of a four lane highway leading into the Police College at Bomana from Nine Mile outside, Port Moresby is underway.
This comes following numerous concerns raised by police and Correctional Officers who live in the Bomana area.
The road leads to the Police College, the NCD Dog Unit Directorate, the Correctional Service College, the Bomana Prison and barracks for both police and CS officers.
An estimated two thousand people use this road on a daily basis.
This includes the inmates who travel down to the court house at Waigani for their court hearings and the families of the correctional officers, who go to school or work in Port Moresby.
In previous news stories EMTV had run in May, and June this year, PMV Bus Operators and vehicle owners had expressed sadness over the bad road condition thus it becomes expensive for them to service their vehicles.
Because of this, the passengers are charged a fee of K2 from out of Bomana.
However over the last 15 years, there has not been any maintenance work done on this road.
In March, National Court Judge, Justice Pannuel Mogish has described the road conditions as a disgrace and says the road needs urgent attention from those in authority.
The responsibility of maintaining this road falls under either the Member for Moresby North-East and the Minister for Correctional Services.
Six months after, and initial road works is being conducted to build a four land highway that will link all government assets in the Bomana area.