Landlord threatens to close PNG govt building due to unpaid rent

12:23 pm on 10 March 2018

The owner of a building that hosts the offices of several Papua New Guinea government departments is threatening to close it next week if rent is not paid.

The owner of Port Moresby's Central Government Building said rent had not been paid for a long time, and had engaged a lawyer to have the building shut down by next Wednesday.

The building houses departments including Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Immigration, Justice, the Attorney-General, and the office of personnel management.

The outgoing personnel management secretary, John Kali, told The National that he has asked the Finance Ministry to pay outstanding rental payments.