Juffa criticizes Housing Corporation
Oro Governor, Gary Juffa has criticized the National Housing Corporation for eviction people without having alternate plans.
Governor Juffa said NHC has a record of carrying out evictions and then selling properties to foreign entities.
His criticisms come after the business arm of NHC, National Housing Estate Limited issued a warning to tenants of 5-mile, 3-mile and Saraga in the nation’s capital.
Making reference to the North Waigani Hostel eviction earlier this year, Governor Juffa accused the government for neglecting its people.
He said NHC, is a government institution that’s supposed to serve the interest of its people.
His view on the seven days’ notice issued to tenants in three NHC properties in NCD is that the government is unfair on Papua New Guineans.
The Governor made an appeal to the Housing Minister and NHE management to refrain from issuing eviction notices if they do not have a plan to address the ongoing housing problems.
He questioned why properties were sold to foreign entities and if the government was doing its duty in serving the interest of the people.
A former public servant, Governor Juffa is aware of the high rate of housing rentals in the city and the hardships faced by public servants in trying to find a roof over their head.