The National, Tuesday, June 7th 2011
THOUSANDS of Lae residents who rely on the public transport system were held to ransom yesterday as Western Highlands public motor vehicle operators rallied behind their wantoks who were attacked on the Backroad following the death of a Morobean youth.
Hundreds of passengers crammed major bus stops around the city before rush hour, with the northern part of the city – covering the Backroad to Hunter and Bumayong to Kamkumung – cut off, leaving students and the working class stranded.
Many returned home.
Affected travellers called for more competition in the PMV industry in Lae.
They urged the government to give incentives to local Morobeans to enter the business as long as they provided honest, quality services.