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Angry villagers close off NCD road

The roadblock begins in front of the Sabama market all the way to Mahuru.

The road was closed after an eviction notice had been served on a local woman living at the junction of Sabama-Pari intersection, to vacate her premises to allow for the road development to continue through.

There are also fears that the rest of the homes within the sphere of the road development may be removed, forcing locals to close the road until a proper explanation.

Polio vaccination commences in NCD

The numbers are expected to increase in all clinics in the coming days.

Day one of the two weeks polio supplementary vaccination in the nation’s capital started on a high note with clinics recording more than what they expected.

The 6 Mile and Gordon clinics are two out of the many NCD clinics that this newsroom visited.

Clinic Manager of 6 Mile clinic, Sr Antonia Guba, said they vaccinated close to 400 children.

Polio vaccination commences in NCD

The numbers are expected to increase in all clinics in the coming days.

Day one of the two weeks polio supplementary vaccination in the nation’s capital started on a high note with clinics recording more than what they expected.

The 6 Mile and Gordon clinics are two out of the many NCD clinics that this newsroom visited.

Clinic Manager of 6 Mile clinic, Sr Antonia Guba, said they vaccinated close to 400 children.

Stand up against thugs, residents encouraged

He was speaking in relation to the recent criminal attacks at the 2018 Fun Run event in Port Moresby.

N’Dranou said organisers of big events should not always be blamed for the misdemeanour of the few youths that cause trouble.

He said while leaders try their best to keep these youths in line, it is always an attitude problem.

The NCD Metropolitan Superintendent Commander said with a huge manpower problem in the force, police cannot be at all places at once.

Suggested outcomes for ‘big village’

Commander Michael Tilae warned however that the villagers have two options: To either lift the ban or allow for the police to come in and carry out community policing.

Tilae says the forum they hold needs to emphasise that police will not come in light-handed.

He said that the people need to take responsibility but also note that the police will need to carry out their duties diligently.

VIDEO: Stadium for weight-lifting

It was announced by former minister for sports, now minister for lands, Justin Tkatchenko that construction work has resumed over 2 months ago.

Flyover area to be monitored

However, illegal vending and the use of the area underneath the flyover have given rise to criminal and other illegal activities.

The National Capital District Commission says the area under the flyover is now out of bound and penalties will be imposed to intruders.

NCDC Regulatory Services and City Manager Bernard Kipit say effective as of March 22nd, all vending and commuting under the area beneath the Kumul Flyover must be stopped.

Parkop denies affair

Parkop in a text message to this newsroom said nothing is going on between him and Bazari and that they were not married.

Allegations of their affair rose after a video leaked onto social media claiming that huge amount of money amounting to K250,000 was paid to Bazari by NCDC.

The video involved the former City Manager Leslie Alu in an interview with someone (named) who released the amount paid by NCDC to Yoga instructor Fazilah Bazari.

Pom police numbers questioned

He said being the capital there are major crimes whilst the population continues to increase due to migration into the city.

He said this when asked Nuku MP, Joe Sungi, asked why there was a high concentration of police in Port Moresby with most policing built in the city.

He also asked if the Police hierarchy had a structure and manpower ceiling in place and the budget to back it.

Minister Wong said Port Moresby being the capital and APEC 2018 host would obviously need significant police presence to cater for the growing population, mainly through migration.

Pom to have 'no water’

This warning comes from main water supplier Eda Ranu.

Eda Ranu has been forced to do so after its Mt Eriama water treatment plant began experiencing high level of turbidity as of 6am today.

Turbidity is the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid.  And according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is caused by particles suspended or dissolved in water that scatter light making the water appear cloudy or murky.