Landslip area concerning for travelers

The landslip in Chimbu Province poses concerns for travelers who risk their lives to cross it.

Martin Kombre, who lives in Kundiawa but travels to Kerowaghi daily, says the soil, which has broken away, remains fragile and shaky.

He says while travelers are crossing the landslip, the fragile soil gives way, forcing them to panic and run across the slipping mud.

Many have no choice but to take the risk, with no major incidents reported so far.

On the other hand, the situation has landowners and locals in the area laughing all the way to the bank as they have begun charging tolls on individuals and their cargo, as well as performing carrier services.

Meanwhile, landowners of the area met yesterday night (Sunday) and today will be meeting with Provincial Government executives over the matter.

Police personnel remain on site to monitor the area.

Cedric Patjole