Social media spotlight does wonders in Madang

By Annette Kora

Social media has had a positive effect on the awareness for authority to get some work done on a one lane road that’s been used for more than a decade.

A few weeks back, Loop PNG published a story about a photographer who used her hobby to capture Madang Town in its true deteriorating stage.

After the story was published the media spotlight, an upgrade was done about the potholed roads and uncollected piles of rubbish in the main town area.

As a follow up, photographer, Melissa Tatut has again taken time off again to capture the current work that is being done after her pictures were being published by several news agencies for the public knowledge.

“They are finally fixing up the roads,” says Melissa.

She adds that to those that drive, this is a huge relief for us.

“Social media platforms are one way of having our voices heard and holding those in authority responsible for the deteriorating state of the province.

Attempts to get the provincial government to comment were unsuccessful.



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