By Eric Haurupma (UPNG Journalism Student) – EM TV, Port Moresby
While the government through the Office of Urbanisation is embarking on recognising Taurama residence in the Moresby South electorate as a suburb of NCD, deteriorating road conditions is a big problem for the residents in the area.
Motorists travelling along Taurama Road have been affected by constant pot holes and soil erosion along sections of this road.
Residents said after military personnel restricted public access through the military barracks road, in March 2014 Mobil Works Ltd, a private contractor company was contracted by NCDC to grade this road.
To date, Taurama and Pari residents have been commuting through this unsealed road.
Taurama resident Kelly Daure said while the motorists are constantly using this road in wet conditions, this is causing water logged pot holes in the centre of the road.
“Constant erosion is also affecting the bitumen and culvert off the road side, which poses difficulty for travelling motorists”, he said.
Vehicles travelling through this road have to slow down to avoid these pot holes.
Residents of Taurama are mainly public servants, businessmen and former parliamentarians.
Meanwhile, Pari landowner Gaba Gorea claimed that they have not received any land compensation from the government for the construction of this road.