Words and picture by PISAI GUMAR
Enough is enough …The Lae Port Tidal Basin project will commence soon but some of the residents that have been paid more than K30,000 to leave remain in the area. Each household from the Maus Markham and Saw Dust squatter settlements was given the money to vacate the land. Those that stay sell betelnut at Aigris market. Lae police on Thursday went to the area and demolished vendors’ make-shift tents. Police also urged dinghy operators from along the Salamaua and Morobe Patrol post to go to other areas to sell their betelnut. They fear that the market could be revived and bring back the settlers to live in the filth and squalor of Aigris Market.