Madang town market

Youth group clean up market

Yomong Youth group made up of more than ten young men started work this morning to clean out rubbish. 

Group Spokesperson Laurence Pessie said they bid for the contract when they heard that the market authority was looking for a contractor.

Pessie told this news room that the group will apply for more cleaning jobs in the town area should any individual or organisation need help in that space. A local businessman had secured a location to dispose the rubbish. 

Madang Market Closed Again

Madang Urban LLG health inspectors ordered market authorities to close the market after it re-opened this week when they learnt that there were still piles of uncollected rubbish within the market area.

Madang Town Market Reopens

The closure of the market affected many vendors and residents. 

A female vendor from Transgogol thanked the authorities for settling the issue in order that those who depend on the market’s facilities, return and sell their produce.

The market management has also issued a stern warning to sellers and buyers not to conduct business before and after the market closes for the day. 

Market bag carriers have also been banned. They mainly consists of young boys who offer to carry market cargo for anyone needing the service, for a small fee.

Bell Leader wants Madang Town Market issue resolved

Bell community leader Hood Kassas said this when commenting on the current argument over the ownership of the market by MULLG and Madang District Development Authority.

Kassas, while commending local MP Nixon Duban for his brave speech on the occasion of the opening of the market  on July 1, challenging the government to recognise and involve Bell people in the market said people from Bell which comprised of the seven islands (Villages) of Madang are the landowners of Madang town and the Government has neglected them since the beginning.

Thousands witness opening of new Madang town market

The facility was official commissioned by the Minister for Fisheries and Marine Resources, Mao Zeming along with the Japanese Ambassador to PNG,  Moriyo Matsumoto.

Deputy Prime Minister, Grand Chief Sir Leo Dion, also officiated at the start of the ceremony in representing the National Government and the National Executive Council to acknowledge and thank the government and people of Japan for such a magnificent facility.