PNG power shuts down office for repairs

The National, Thursday July 7th, 2016

THE PNG Power office in Mt Hagen, Western Highlands, will be closed until major repairs are completed.
The office was ransacked and looted during a protest march by students of Hagen Park Secondary school recently.
“Opportunists broke the doors and stoned the windows. They took  computers, laptops and telephones.
They also damaged the furniture and the main photocopy machine,” the company said in a statement
PPL said five female customer service staff and their team leader who were caught off-guard that day were still suffering from shock.
“From an investigation done by a team from Port Moresby, it will cost more than K500,000 to repair the building, security fencing and the replacement of the equipment lost,” the statement said.
Chief executive officer Chris Bais said it would take some time to repair the damage, replace the equipment and get staff through trauma counselling.
Despite the situation, electricity supply in Mt Hagen is not affected and normal monthly billing will resume as soon as the office is open for normal business, PPL said.