Parkop reveals strategy to end squatter settlements

NCD Governor Powes Parkop believes the issue of settlements can be addressed by turning settlements into suburbs.

Parkop said his government would “arrest” this issue of settlements.

On his foresight now is the 8 Mile area in Port Moresby.

“We are ready to meet the challenges,” he said.

“We will make 8 Mile become a suburb. We will convert a settlement to a suburb. We are going to arrest the problem of settlement,” Parkop said.

The success of what is done in Port Moresby, Parkop said can be used in other provincial centres.

Prime Minister O’Neill agreed with Parkop and said they would consider ways to allow people at settlements to register the piece of land they live on and build proper houses.

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