Emergency

We need our lives back

When the 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit, a total of 152 families were affected – that’s a total population of 2054.

All those displaced have been housed at the Baguale Primary school since.

Paul Ipakase, a local, says relief, especially food supplies were last donated on March 11.

Ipakase is in charge of supply distribution among each household. And he says this food supply is expected to run out by Friday, March 30.

He is calling on the LLG and provincial authorities to continue relief efforts into the area.

Controller calls for probe into cause of earthquake

Bomario said the Disaster Emergency Control is in the view that a proper investigation into the cause of such disasters, results will be favourable. 

Supporting the call by the Emergency control chairman Dr Bomario, North Fly MP, James Donald, also raised this issue and call for answers from independent investigation into the cause of the earthquake.

“My people need answers as this earthquake is not normal.

‘We need independent investigation into the cause of the earthquake as many people have lost lives and properties destroyed.”