Social mapping

Morobe trekkers to brave treacherous range

The men and women are from Nabak in Nawaeb district, Burum in Finschhafen and Indagen in Kabwum district.

They were recently transported to Suguza gap in the Nabak hinterlands, equipped with GPS trackers, to conduct social mapping.

Team leader, Mawi Winas, who is a local from Indagen, said it should take them a week before they arrive at his area.

“We are doing this for the benefit of thousands of people who are living behind Mount Saruwaged,” said the 55-year-old. 

Madang’s first step in tackling lawlessness: MP

Madang MP Bryan Kramer says one of his 2017 election campaign policy was to address urban drift, hence the exercise.

Once known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’, Madang town has now become one of the most notorious centres in the country.

Now into its second week, the social mapping program was rolled out to address the escalating urban drift and lawlessness that has plagued the once peaceful town.

“We’ve started social mapping…up to 300 houses already in one area of Madang where there’s a settlement that turned up in the last 5 years on church land,” stated Kramer.