Words and picture by PISAI GUMAR
Despite heavy down pour in Lae city whole day today, almost 500 contractors engaged for minor grass cutting and cleaning drainage around various city locations fronted at Lae City Council (LCC) office to get their payment for the work done three years ago.
Officers that requested anonymity reported the major road work contractors are still waiting for their payments.
Most payments were due for payments back in 2008 coupled with 2009 until 2011.
Some of these works could be done by the LCC health and community services; otherwise could be directed into respective wards to engage youth, women, church and sporting groups to involve.
However, contractors were involved without knowledge of the responsible sectional heads.
The picture shows contractors waiting for their names to be called to receive payments.
The rate of the payments defers on tools, manpower and the size of the work.