Landowners assure city residents of continuous water supply

Landowners of the water catchment area that supply Port Moresby with treated water will not support the strike action taken by university students and non-government organisations.

Chairman for Laloki Impact Area Development Committee, Peter Inara made this comment in a news conference with Eda Ranu board and management today.

He is also the representative of the Koiari landowners on the Eda Ranu board.

“No Koiaris will support this Facebook propaganda (of water supply to the city to be turned off) under my leadership.”

Eda Ranu chair lady Mary Karo assured city residents that water will be flowing to their homes.  

 “We want to reassure people in NCD our services will continue and also isolate ourselves from that message.

“We are an organisation owned by the government so we do a normal business that is to serve our people.”

The students and civil society groups are calling for Prime Minister Peter O’Neill to step aside because of allegations against him.     

Today’s protest did not eventuate as planned.

Charles Yapumi