THE people of the Raniolo resettlement, under the Vunapope ward in the Kokopo-Vunamami Urban local level government (KVULLG), in East New Britain, want authorities in the province to resettle them. Raniolo ward member Paul Goi called on both the East New Britain government, including its Kokopo administration, to resettle them somewhere in the city.
A LEADER from the Kira local level government (LLG) in Sohe, Northern, has called on relevant authorities to relocate the illegal settlers before the National Census 2020 takes place later this year. Former president of Kira LLG Chester Nauri raised the concern saying that over 60 settlers from the Woitape and Tapini LLGs in Central had been squatting in Northern. He told The National that the census was expected to take place in July and that may be an issue for these people who were originally from the Goilala area but had illegally settled there.
Taskforce set up
JIWAKA formed a task force last Saturday and it is working to create awareness and look at closing down businesses, including markets and public gatherings. Jiwaka health authority acting chief executive officer Thaddeus Turi, who is also a board member of the taskforce team, said that they were working to lock down all non-essential services in the province after Prime Minister James Marape declared a state of emergency for 14 days.
CENTRAL police are calling on the health authorities to visit foreign-run stores in the province after receiving reports about fake and expired goods being sold in the stores.