Manu Market

Pom market closed due to illegal activities

Their plea to the member for Moresby North-East in a letter came a little too late. 

The scene on Wednesday at Manu Market included a truck removing the market tables abandoned by the vendors while police moved in to ensure the market is closed. 

Another truck was parked next to the huge pile of rubbish that had been left unattended to for days.

NCDC contractors were removing the rubbish while police were present to ensure market vendors stayed out.

Manu market faces closure

National Capital District City Manager Bernard Kipit explained that the closure is ordered due to:

  • Non-availability of water and toilet facilities;
  • Cooking and selling cooked and frozen food in the open, and
  • Other illegal activities including the selling of betelnuts.

He added that there is also an increase of petty crimes in that particular market.