More than 150 families face eviction in PNG

8:13 pm on 2 March 2015

More than 150 familes living in communities in the Papua New Guinea capital are to be evicted from their homes.

Port Moresby

Port Moresby Photo: RNZ

The Post Courier reports the National Housing Estate Limited is set to remove the families from National Housing Corporation accommodation in several Port Moresby suburbs.

Some have lived in their homes for 20 years and say the move is inhumane.

Those who are retired public servants say they deserve to be treated better after serving the government.

Tenants say they have taken the Corporation to court because they are being pressured to sign new tenancy agreements, despite a lack of maintenance on the houses, and they say they cannot be evicted while the matter is before the courts.