The Mount Hagen City authority has offeredthe reason for rubbish piled up at various corners. It’simply has nowhere to dumpthem.
Re-appointed City Manager Pius Pim blamed that on lack of proper planning.
Mount Hagen isthe third largest city of Papua New Guinea a bustling commercial centre. It’sthe ‘frontier’ ofthe Highlands, a meeting place for traders from all overthe region.
The pile up of rubbish in Mount Hagen city has raised complains among city residents including visitors tothe province.
City Manager Paias Pim saysthe influx of people tothe city also seesthe pile up of rubbish. People flock in to make business.
City Manager Paias Pim saysthere is no dumping area to store waste. Proper facilities have been a prolonged problem.
Mr Pim says people have no care attitude, but dispose rubbish unnecessarily.
Currentlythe Mount Hagen Urban Local Level Government employs only twenty people.
Mr Pim called onthe authorities to work togther to make Mt Hagen city clean.
Fabian Hakalits, National EMTV News