Bumbu River residents have no where to go

Letters, Normal

The National, Monday February 10th, 2014

 SOMEONE please help us, the residents along Bumbu River, the danger zone. 

The police has given us 28 days to evacuate the land, or they will be forced to evict us. 

We developed this waste land, planted trees, built permanent houses and have been living here for more than 27 years.

We fought off snakes, ghosts, mosquitoes, ants, termites, pukpuks and put up with the smelly waste dump and mud. 

We are appealing to the Morobe governor and the prime minister for help. 

The  companies we work for, including government departments, do not provide homes for us and our families. 

If  the Police Department wants  to  put  up  buildings here, move us elsewhere,  pay for a piece of  land and resettle us.  

We also appeal to the media to visit us. 

We have 3,500 people living here and 85% are taxpayers. 

All our kids are in high schools, community schools, colleges and universities. 

Where will we go to?

Concerned resident, Via email