ROBIN SUANG | Picture and Story
For far too long, its roads have deteriorated are silently rotting away, even small cars cannot drive through, only four wheel drives or large trucks.
The PNGDF has always been the pride of Papua New Guinea, yet government after government has neglected the soldiers’ living conditions.
Former NCD governors and former Moresby North-West MPs have never given priority to the barracks’ roads. As a result many taxi drivers are scared to go into the barracks.
The roads are a mess, with potholes everywhere, and they are deteriorating at a fast rate. Most of the tar has eroded and massive holes are everywhere in the streets of the nation’s military headquarters.
Politicians and Defence Ministers over the last 15 years have turned a blind eye to this problem, which is bound to continue as long as no one shows their concern.
If NCD Governor Powes Parkop could allocate millions to Port Moresby’s roads, why has he not fixed up the barracks roads?
New North-West MP Michael Malabag should allocate something. Former prime minister and Moresby North-West MP (now retired) Sir Mekere Morauta has failed in his three terms of parliament to address this issue.
If only people can start to fix things when problems start small, they can be prevented, money could have been saved.
My suggestion: That the PNGDF engineers battalion be given the responsibility to fix the roads.