The National, Friday 7th June 2013
By GABRIEL FITO
ILLEGAL occupants of government quarters at the Yangoru station in East Sepik have been ordered to vacate the houses this week.
Yangoru-Saussia MP Richard Maru issued the warning at the East Yangoru local level government chamber last Friday when presenting K1 million to police mobile squad deputy director Samson Kua for the construction of mobile squad barracks at Yangoru.
Maru said locals from around the station area had been illegally living in the houses for years and they should vacate the homes to make way for the district’s public servants.
“This is a strict instruction for those illegally living in government houses to move out by this week.
“Police will ensure that you comply with this direction starting Monday,” Maru said.
“This will be the first assignment for our new rural police station commander Alphonse Kambian who is a former Wabag-based mobile squad member.
“Wewak police station commander Chief Insp Sakawar Kasieng and his men will also be on standby to look out for anyone disobeying this instruction.”
Kasieng, who is also the acting provincial police commander for East Sepik, said a contingent of Wewak police officers was dispatched to Yangoru yesterday to assist local police evict those who refused to comply with Maru’s directive.