MANY low to middle income working class people particularly in Port Moresby are battling with high rental rates for accommodation.
Can the Government seriously look into regulating rental rates for houses and shared rooms?
The rental rates even for one bedroom and common share facilities offered by both tax registered and unregistered accommodation providers are way beyond the fortnightly capacity of many workers.
Even minimum wage earner cannot afford an inhabitable shelter offered in the settlements because the charges appear well over their income.
Worse still, the Government has not considered the housing needs of the working class for a very long time.
Even the so called housing loan schemes subsidised by the Government and provided through commercial bank loans don’t qualify the low-income wage earners for participation at all.
This injustice dished out to the low to middle income earners must be brought to an end with a Government policy.
Reuben. G. Elijah