Stop Work protest

It was business as usual for most in Port Moresby, despite the planned one day stop work, called by the Opposition, in protest over the purchase of 40 Maserati vehicles for APEC.

However Public Schools were closed as most students were kept home by parents over safety concerns.

Bus stops were empty in the morning with residents taking precaution making their way to work.

Some companies organized pick up vehicles for their employees while those who made their own way, went to work casually dressed.

By lunch time, it was business as usual for most city residents.

In Wewak town, PMV buses came to a standstill, as operators chose to participate in the nationwide sit-in protest.

“Friday 26th October was the first time in PNG history that we protested by staying at home. It's the first time no one was hurt, no property was destroyed and it scared the hell out of every corrupt individual in the country,” East Sepik Governor Allan Bird posted on his Facebook page.

“A new weapon has been deployed in the fight against corruption. They can't arrest us for staying at home,” he added.

This is just one, of three stop work protest planned by the Opposition MPs.

Picture source: Facebook 

Sally Pokiton