PNG governors seek help with road and lawlessness

11:11 am on 22 October 2018

The seven Papua New Guinea Highlands governors have raised concerns at the state of the Highlands Highway and law-and-order issues in their areas.

Papua New Guinea police.

Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

The National reports the governors - Sir Peter Ipatas (Enga), Paias Wingti (Western Highlands), Peter Numu (Eastern Highlands), Michael Dua (Chimbu), William Powi (Southern Highlands), Philip Undialu (Hela) and Dr William Tongamp (Jiwaka) - were united on these matters at their conference in Wabag last week.

They said the uncontrolled use of guns and rampant consumption of homebrew had to be addressed urgently.

The Inter-Government Relations Minister Kevin Isifu, who chaired the meeting, said the government would look into the concerns raised including funding and maintenance of the Highlands Highway.

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