By Julie Badui Owa,
The Chair of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Public Service and Service Delivery, Gary Juffa said the committee would investigate the NHC issues happening particularly in Lae, which would be referred to the Housing Minister with recommendations for them to take action.
Governor Juffa said it’s part of the effort undertaken by the Government to address corruption and to rebuild the public sector that has been neglected over the years.
He said one issue of great concern is how state properties under the National Housing Corporation are purportedly being sold to individuals.
Governor Juffa says the inquiry will help the committee make recommendations as to how NHC can function as it supposed to.
Juffa’s statement follows the evictions that have been happening in Lae by the National Housing Corporation.
A recent eviction that captured the attention of the Special Parliamentary Committee through media reports was this NHC property at Lae’s Cormorant street.
According to the NHC Office in Lae, the tenants were evicted due to outstanding rentals. The state property was pending NHC management’s decision to hand over to KC2, a chinese-national owned company in Lae to offset their debt.
Chair of the Special Parliamentarian Committee, Governor Juffa says inquiry into NHC has begun. The committee will request information from stakeholders including the media to come up with a report in order to liase with the organisation.