Lest we forget: The Tumbi Landslide of 2012

By PNG Echo

Tumbi Landslide site
Tumbi landslide site

On January 24, 2012, almost two years ago to the day, 3 million cubic metres of earth, estimated to be 30 metres high, and 150 metres wide covering an area the size of 14 rugby fields, fell 560 metres from the escarpment to the toe in Tumbi in the Komo sub district of the Hela Province

The death toll

In the debris’ pathway were 25 people who were either killed instantly or, worse, were buried alive. (Official Continue reading Lest we forget: The Tumbi Landslide of 2012

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Lest we forget: Francis Potape, Tumbi Yari and PNG Constructions.

Francis Potape
Francis Potape – 2010

Corruption fighters of PNG: your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to establish a link between Tumbi Yari and MP Francis Potape of Komo Margarima in the Southern Highlands Province with Western Highlands registered PNG Constructions and its Director William Onglo of  Chimbu . Here’s what I’ve got,  now it’s over to you.

 

By PNG Echo

What do a Government MP, a senior public servant and a Construction Company have in common?  If that question reads like the beginning of a corny joke, it isn’t.

The answer’s not even remotely funny.  In PNG, these are some of the key ingredients for corruption.

Continue reading Lest we forget: Francis Potape, Tumbi Yari and PNG Constructions.

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