Off-road looting disgrace

Letters, Normal

WHY is a Nissan 15-seat bus, silver in colour, owned by the transport enforcement unit of the Road Safety Council involved in chasing betelnut and cigarette vendors off the streets of Port Moresby?
I refer to the incident at Seven-Mile, opposite the Air Niugini Training Centre one morning last week.
The vehicle arrived and braked at high speed with the obvious purpose of confiscating betelnuts and cigarettes from the vendors.
In the afternoon of the same day, a white Nissan Navara double cab , ZGC 687, looted the market at the same place.
It is evident that inspectors and employees of the National Road Safety Council are involved in the looting and assaulting of roadside vendors.
This is a shame and a disgrace.
Can they be put back at their rightful place, in the middle of the road to protect law-abiding motorists from unlicensed drivers and unroadworthy vehicles?


Makep Ikining,
Seven-Mile, NC