|Oro Governor Gary Juffa close down Asian shops in Oro Province. Photo credit: NBC|
This action comes after numerous complaints, especially from mothers, about the quality of food produced and sold in these foreign-owned shops.
Governor Juffa said only supermarkets will operate in the province.
He said the shops' sale of expired food, food packets with foreign labels and food that's often unfit for human consumption are also reasons why he's removing them.
He adds that many of these businesses are operating with contracts that are unlawful and illegal.
Juffa said the small Asian shops do not contribute to the local economy in any way, and most are rude, disrespectful and abusive towards the people.
He said the next step in the clean up exercise would be to deport the foreign business people or lock them up.
NBC / ONE PNG