Market safe, says Yama


Madang mayor Joe Yama has assured people there is no need to be frightened and to use the market as usual.
His assurance followed reports that people from the Ambenob and Transgogol local level government areas were afraid to take their produce to town to sell at the market.
The killing of a Southern Highlands teacher in Madang had led to a standoff between locals and police and resulted in death of four youths.
“This issue has now been taken control of by police and they must not be scared of coming into the town to sell their crops,” Yama said.
He said the market was closed for three days three weeks ago but things were normal again there.