National Housing Corporation

Family cries foul over eviction

Belinda Logoso and her children, all below the age of 10, spent the night outside the comforts of their home after around 13 members of the K9 unit, with their dogs, forced them out without their belongings at around 12pm.

The property belongs to the National Housing Corporation, and was leased to her father, a former public servant, who is currently in his home province of Bougainville. Logoso has lived in that house since 1988, and said the individuals interested in the property are senior public servants within the Department for Community Development, Youth and Religion.

PM visits NHC

This morning he visited the staff of the National Housing Corporation alongside minister responsible, Justin Tkatchenko.

The National Housing Corporation is one government entity that has seen huge concerns of corruption being raised against it.

PM Marape paid a visit to the staff of the NHC not only to empower them but see the working environment.

Ban on NHC house sale

Housing and Urbanization Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, announced the ban when taking over the ministry from former Minister John Kaupa.

Ministers in the Marape-Steven cabinet will have a hectic six months to get their houses in order, given the six months performance based ministries allocated to them.

Minister Tkatchenko has started with a blanket ban on the sale of all NHC properties, as well as evictions.

Housing policy 90pc complete

Housing Minister John Kaupa, when responding to questions raised by Menyamya MP, Thomas Pelika, in Parliament today, said at this stage, NHC cannot regulate the rentals, but the NHC board that was recently sworn in, is working on a policy.

Kaupa said the policy is 90 percent completed and once that is done, it will go to parliament for endorsement.

Pelika asked a supplementary question if the minister and NHC had any plans to control or regulate the rentals.

Housing policy 90pc complete

Housing Minister John Kaupa, when responding to questions raised by Menyamya MP, Thomas Pelika, in Parliament today, said at this stage, NHC cannot regulate the rentals, but the NHC board that was recently sworn in, is working on a policy.

Kaupa said the policy is 90 percent completed and once that is done, it will go to parliament for endorsement.

Pelika asked a supplementary question if the minister and NHC had any plans to control or regulate the rentals.

NHC clamps down on illegal acquisitions

Minister responsible for National Housing Corporation and Urban Development, John Kaupa, said the spotlight is on the illegal acquisition of the blocks of land in the K17 million National Government sanctioned project at portion 528 of the 302 hectors of land at Durand farm, in the Moresby North-East district.

Last Friday, former Moresby North-East MP and owner of the PNG Resources Corporation Ltd, Labi Amaiu, was arrested and faces fraud-related charges, said Kaupa.

Extra K300,000 for housing project

The National Housing Corporation presented an additional K300,000 from Public Investment Program funds to the company for sewerage and main water supply into the housing compound.

A K6 million funding was provided to get infrastructure development underway for the Durand Farm Housing Project.

The K300,000 was allocated to Eda Ranu after K1 million from the funding was made available.

Housing Minister John Kaupa said this time they want to get it right; the housing project stalled because proper measures, including surveying, were not done correctly.

Ministry to tackle housing issues

And it will achieve this through an initiative, by the Housing Minister, to set up a housing policy steering committee.

The committee held its first meeting on Wednesday, Oct 25.

The Housing Policy Steering Committee is made up of the National Housing Corporation and line agencies, including the Department of Lands and Physical Planning, Justice and Attorney General, Office of Urbanization and the National Research Institute, among other stakeholders.

NHC win premier division netball grand final

A near full capacity crowd rocked up to the Rita Flynn Indoor Courts to watch the main game of the day, and were not disappointed.

It was a seesawing affair with both sides neck and neck for most of the match.

For NHC, they had PNG Pepers player, Jeperth Tulapi leading the charge, while NFA’s shooters in Kathreen Dimore and Stacy Haeremai proved they had plenty of points in them.

At half-time, NHC had their noses in front with the score at 14-8.

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