CITIES are important economic hubs for creating jobs and business opportunities for the local population.
They are built to be safe and clean with an effective and efficient public transport system and good public amenities to attract foreign investors, tourists and visitors to grow the local economy and to create new jobs and income opportunities for the local population.
What is happening in Mt Hagen is the opposite.
Mt Hagen city is in a shocking backward state, littered with potholes, substandard buildings and piles of rubbish everywhere scaring away foreign investors, tourists and visitors.
You will hardly see any foreigner or tourist walking around in Mt Hagen city. Decent people are too scared to visit there.
The shocking state of the city reflects poorly on the leadership in the province.