Elites set to clean up Hagen

National, Normal

The National – Thursday, December 16, 2010

ELITES from Western Highlands residing in other parts of the country and abroad, have agreed to come together in a first of its kind solidarity movement to rid their city of rubbish and crime.
The 2010 Mt Hagen city clean-a-thon, as it will be known, is an initiative of more than 10,000 professional men and women from all parts of the province under their umbrella group Western Highlands Development Forum (WHDF).
In a statement released to The National, the group said: “The aim is to inform all people of Western Highlands and others that we are fed up with lawlessness in the province and demand a change so that our city and province may become safe, peaceful, respectful and a place for social, economic, spiritual and cultural activities to flourish.” 
The event was in line with the Western Highlands government’s Hagen Kona Kai concept which is aimed at eradicating all forms of crime and illegal activities in the city.
The clean-a-thon will be sponsored by organisations such as the National Gaming Control Board, Bank South Pacific, PNG Law and Justice Sector and the WHP Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The event is set to involve many prominent people in the province including provincial politicians and business people.
It will be held on Dec 27 at 8am at the Pope John Paul Oval and will cover the entire city.