Housing crisis from bad weather in Bougainville

A total of eleven houses in Guava village are in dire need of new roofing after the strong winds removing roofing in this village at the weekend.

A quick check by New Dawn FM to Guava village saw that the eleven houses will need a total of 200 sheets of corrugated roofing iron as soon as possible.

Although some of the houses had their roofs fixed they still need new roofing as they have many holes in them and are no longer strong to withstand similar strong winds in the future.

According to the people there, the roofing had been repeatedly damaged in the past and could fly off anytime.

Some roofs were removed previously from screw on and are also full of holes.

The Bougainville Regional Disaster Coordinator,  Franklyn Lacey,  who is in Port Moresby seeking help  from the National Disaster and Emergency Office,  has been notified of the fate of the people of Guava village.

Aloysius Laukai, New Dawn FM