NCD Governor

Parkop confident in Kumuls

Speaking to the media about the PNG LNG Kumuls’ recent match with the Ireland, he said Kumuls have proven their defence against the Ireland team by coming on top and moving further into the preliminary finals.

“I am very confident the PNG LNG Kumuls can go as far as meeting the Australian Kangaroos,” he states.

Parkop’s call to the PNG Kumuls is to have self-belief.

“The opportunity is really out there for us to make history.”

The Governor says he is happy that Port Moresby is part of the history making.

NCD Christmas night programs to continue

The backlash follows experience from previous years where opportunists made the area unsafe for residents during such events.

Parkop, when questioned about residents’ safety, gave his assurance that authorities are doing more than enough to make such night events as safe as possible.

He said no mayor or governor of any city can guarantee absolute safety for their people; authorities can only give assurance that they will do their best by putting security mechanisms in place.

Efficient transport system for NCD on agenda

The Governor revealed this during the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry breakfast today.

Parkop said an improved transportation system was needed so that it minimised or eliminated disruptions to daily transportation needs.

His comments follow the recent strike by PMV operators in the capital city, temporarily shutting down transportation services.

He said plans to introduce a more efficient transportation system had been shelved in the past however, the recent PMV strike was the final straw.

NCD ready to host rugby world cup: Governor

This was stated by NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, during a phone event launch on Sunday.

“The city is ready to host the nations coming in to play against the PNG Kumuls.”

A confident Governor Parkop said the PNG Kumuls might possibly make it to the semi-finals if they train and play hard in their matches.

“We are going to deliver a successful event when the matches will be hosted here in the nation’s capital and we look forward to coming here and experiencing rugby matches the PNG way,” he said.

‘If you are fit and healthy, you’ll do anything’

The MINTT colour walk today was another initiative to promote the safe and healthy city concept in the nation’s capital.

The launch of the MINTT 4G smartphone was incorporated with Sunday Walk for Life. A shorter version of course.

It started at 7am from the Hubert Murray stadium, down past the harbour city, following the ring road and back to the stadium.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop was impressed with the turnout.

Two petitions filed against Parkop

Runner-up Michael Kandiu and former top cop, Andy Bawa both filed petitions, disputing Governor Parkop’s win.

In the petition filed by Kandiu, the former NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Ben Turi and former Assistant Returning Officer in the NCD Regional seat, Bale Kavanamur, amongst others have been summoned to give evidence in the trial.

Kandiu is alleging errors and omission during the scrutiny process and illegal practices against Parkop.

VIDEO: Parkop condemns Konga killing

Governor Parkop said he was shocked and horrified at the manner in which Mr Konga was killed; in execution style.
He said this type of horrific killing has no place in our society and a trend that has to be stopped immediately.

 

Carolyn Ure with more 

Do not panic, NCD public advised

He said he was equally concerned and petrified by the news but after confirming with the Police Commissioner, the security company was engaged early this year to train our special police force units.

“Due to public scare and this being election time, such presence can be very misleading and can lead to people making lots of unwarranted claims to create instability in the city.”

​Parkop slams buai ban article

An article published on Friday, 5th May, is incorrect.

In a statement released by the office of the NCD Governor, it was announced that since the opening of Koki market last year, the ban would only be partially lifted.

“We also have not allowed betelnut to be sold everywhere in the city as reported by the local daily.”

The statement also mentioned that the revised strategy is to only allow regulated sale on a wholesale and retail basis that is to be sold at approved locations in the city.

National strategy on Gender Based Violence to be launched

The strategy aims to strengthen the work on GBV in order to achieve zero-tolerance towards GBV by 2025 and as per PNG Vision 2050.

The GBV Strategy was endorsed by the National Executive Council on December 15.

Minister for Community Development, Youth and Religion Delilah Gore said the strategy does not reinvent structures and processes.

The GBV strategy builds on existing interventions at national and sub-national level to secure government ownership and a stronger focus on coordination and monitoring for quality.