The National, Thursday 24th November 2011
THE Lae city council management has appealed to road construction companies cementing the streets of Top Town not to block access streets to residential areas and the central business district.
It is understood the companies are frustrated over their outstanding claims and proceeded to block road accessibility to residential areas and the business centre.
The city authority said in a statement that it was the responsibility of the management of respective construction companies to follow proper procedures and see the city engineer and the national government to sort out the balance of their contracts after completing each phase of the project.
Lae city authority health and community services manager Jonathan Ipang acknowledged Health Minister Jamie Maxtone-Graham for recognising the health preventive component.
Ipang said both preventive and curative components went together and “without one the other component is unbalanced”.
He said the health and community service administration was previously located at ANZ Haus, which was burnt earlier this year.
He said it had been relocated to Lae City Authority headquarters and any issues regarding health and hygiene, waste management and trading licences should be taken up with it.
Ipang added that a waste management unit had been set up to co-ordinate and control garbage collection in the city seven days a week.