Settlers gather outside stadium for NCD launch

A large number of settlers have gathered outside the Sir John Guise Stadium to witness the launching of the NCD Settlement to Suburb Upgrade project.

To be officially launched by Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, the settlers this morning walked from Eight-Mile to the stadium to witness the event.

Andy Waribi, a leader from the Eight-Mile settlement, said this is a special day as they will be given land titles and have decent lives.

"We have many professional people in the settlement and such initiative by NCD Governor Powes Parkop is a blessing to our people."

He also acknowledged the effort of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for recognising the people at the settlement and giving them land titles.

He also thanked Moresby North-East MP and Housing Minister, John Kaupa, for his effort in this launch as well.

Freddy Mou