Sixty Families Left Homeless

Source: EMTV Online

Sixty families in Port Moresby are homeless after their properties were destroyed by fire.
Those affected told EMTV that men dressed in police uniforms drove into their property in three unmarked vehicles, and ordered them to evict the property.
These men then torched their houses which is located on a piece of land behind Waigani market. The incident happened on  Friday.
Five homes were destroyed affecting sixty families on the piece of land behind the Waigani market.
Community leader Paul Kovei alleges that police men drove into the area without warning or formal documents to tell them they had to move. He says these men armed with weapons set fire to their homes leaving them homeless, some with nothing but the clothes they had on.
Most of those affected are settlers from Goilala that have been living here for more than 2 decades .They are now calling on their MP Daniel Mona, NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, and Member for Moresby North West, Michael Malabag, to help them secure the land.
Meanwhile, women and children have been moved to the Women of Hope care center where they will stay till the issue is sorted out.