National Capital District Governor

Affordable, green housing deal signed

The deal, a first of its kind for PNG, is aimed at demonstrating a model for large scale affordable housing for low- and middle income families in Port Moresby, to help ease the growth of the city’s informal settlements.  It was announced by Governor Parkop during the Pacific Urban Forum, now underway in Fiji, which is focusing on the challenges of urbanisation in Papua New Guinea and other Pacific Island nations.

Women commissioners join NCDC board

Both Elice Siki and Motu Koita Assembly Representative, Mea-Lou Isaac, were sworn in as Commissioners of the NCDC Board at the City Hall Boardroom on June 24th.

The appointments were made by Governor Parkop due to vacancies arising from the passing of late Commissioner Janet Sape and the election of new members of the Motu Koitabu Assembly. 

Parkop applauds PM on commitment

PM Marape said in a statement this week that all settlements in the city would be developed into properly planned suburbs, adding his government wants to provide proper, affordable housing for the citizens starting with the cities and towns across the country.

Governor Parkop said the project, which he initiated in July 2018, progressed well with 200 allotments that have already been created at the Nine-Mile Quarry and Eight-Mile Moitaka Ridge.

He said they were currently under the surveying stage.

Brace yourselves, says NCD Governor

His call follows bad weather warning issued by the National Weather Service.

He said the wild weather recently had caused havoc along the streets, with flash floods spilling onto the roads, making it difficult for commuters.

Parkop also called on residents and corporate citizens to take responsibility and ownership of the drains and waterways near their homes and properties by clearing off blockages.

Kramer queries yoga contract

It had been established in earlier reports that the payment is legally acquitted for by Governor Powes Parkop.

In a press conference recently, Kramer stated that under the public management act, the said contract was supposed to go through some kind of procedure before being awarded to a candidate.

Gordon health centre to reopen

A short ceremony is underway to mark the reopening.

The urban health centre was closed for 2 years due to renovation.

The now improved urban health centre boasts an extension to its patient waiting area, proper ventilation and treatment rooms.

The renovation was funded under the National Capital District Governor's Provincial Services Improvement Program and District Services Improvement Program.

Representatives from the Health Department, NCD Health Services and Gordon's Police Station Commander are in attendance.

Parkop to launch 16 days of activism

This is activism against violence and to promote gender equality and human rights in the nation’s capital.

This is not new, he said.

The initiative is that of the United Nation, which sees non-government organisations (NGO) working together to choose a time in the year to push that idea.

For this year, Governor Parkop says it will coincide with the children’s day and human rights day. But he hopes this year’s program will be elevated to another level.

PNG in denial for too long: Parkop

National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop, says this following the frequency of the issue and the horrific states reported.

The country has been in denial for too long, he continues.

As a wakeup call, the Walk for Life today was used as a campaign against violence.

Governor Parkop believes everyone should stand up against this.

“By remaining silent, being indifferent, not taking action, being in denial, we are risking our economy, the quality of life of our people. We need to stand up and make a difference.”

Street to be named after Somare

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop announced this when farewelling Sir Michael this afternoon.

According to Parkop, the hill at Four-Mile, where the grand chief’s Port Moresby residence is located, will be called the Michael Somare Hill.

Also, a street at Waigani, referred to as Somare circuit will be renamed as Michael Somare Boulevard.

Parkop said following the elections, a four-lane road will be built there and a big statue of the Grand Chief will be erected.

Parkop calls for cooperation as Ela Beach works begin

He said this after making the announcement of the beginning of the redevelopment work on Ela Beach today at the NCDC City Hall.

The K55 million project is being undertaken in two stages.

Contractor, China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) will begin civil works this week at the contracted cost of K45, 235, 285.

CHEC will work on widening the Ela Beach Road from a two lane into a four lane road, reclaiming the land for the Beach extension, building car parking space among others.