PM must address hostels sale

Letters, Normal

The National, Friday 02nd December 2011

ON behalf of the silent, mar­ginalised and op­press­ed tenants of the National Housing Corporation hostels, apartments and units in PNG, I would like to know the prime minister and his housing minister’s stand on the pending sale of the North Waigani and Hohola hostels. 
They must make a stand on this issue as thousands of people will be affected by the sale.
While it is good that the prime minister is tackling corruption, it is equally important that we know what his stand in on the sale of the NHC hostels.
I call on the prime minister and his housing minister to tell the country how they plan to address the housing problem and what is their national housing policy.
It would be good if the prime minister can direct the Task Force Sweep team to investigate the pending sale of the hostels and the account books of the NHC, which has been severely criticised by the parliamentary accounts committee for a lack of transparency.

Anti-corruption activist
Port Moresby