Powes Parkop

Parkop supports Blockchain Pasifik

The Governor believes that this breakthrough technology which the event aims to promote is a vital stepping stone in the country’s development.

More details about this partnership will be revealed at an official press launch on July 3 where the Governor will make several major announcements.

Blockchain Technology is taking the digital world by storm with its applications in digital currencies, ledger structures, decentralised identity, markets, and basically any working system or information that can be stored and operated via this decentralised database.

Parkop responds to St John attack

He understands that the number of police personals requested for the Fun Run was inadequate due to availability and suggested private security firms to be involved in the future.

The Governor further suggested for organizers in such big events to do more awareness in the community so they can understand better the purpose of the event so they respect it.

 

 

NCD regional petitions dismissed

The National Court dismissed Andy Bawa and Michael Kandiu’s petitions, stopping it from advancing to full trial after it failed the test of competency.

Both election petitions claimed that Parkop’s declaration was done before he attained an absolute majority.  

Kandiu complained on the lack of proper scrutiny however, the National Court saw that he did not demonstrate that the results of the poll were likely to be affected.

Parkop calls for PM to address ‘Sports Politics’

Governor Parkop said it was a said situation in the country where popular sporting codes administrations had been politicised affecting the potential of PNG athletes.

Governor Parkop said in parliament today that “sports Politics’ at the administrative level severely impacted PNG’s competiveness in sports affecting young sports men and women.

He pointed out the codes Soccer and Rugby Union which in the recent past made headlines over its administrations.

NCDC supports youth wave

The K20,000 cheque was presented in a conference yesterday in Port Moresby.

A pledge that was made by Governor Parkop during the Inter Youth Wave was honoured yesterday in a conference and presented to the chairman, Thomas Hola.

Governor Parkop said the cheque presentation signifies the building of a partnership with young people from the different denominations in the city.

He said this is a partnership that is slowly starting, believing that it will be critical to achieving the outcome set out for the future of the city.

Parkop promotes PNG as investment and tourism hub

Governor Parkop said the visit by the Russian navy officers in their warship was historic, conveying his warm welcome to them.

During a dialogue hosted yesterday in Parliament, he commended them for showing interest in the city which is hosting the APEC Leaders’ Summit in November.

Mr Parkop said the visit was a testament of Moscow placing value in the Indo-Pacific region.

He added that the countries had a long history dating back to the settlement of Russian scientist and traveler Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay in the country from 1846 to 1888.

Parkop appreciates assistance

Governor Parkop said this during hand over of the International Convention Centre to Government and the launching of the China APEC road projects in NCD.

He said NCD has been host to many of the Chinese Governments assistance and has welcomed the ICC handover, the Poreporena Highway rehabilitation and the six-lane Government Boulevard.

 “Over the years we have witnessed growing relationship in trade and investment, in development, AID between our respective countries.

Don’t deviate from the issue: Yama

Yama raise this point after Parkop made comments about Madang province being thrown to the ‘dogs’.

In a heated explanation from NCD Governor Powes Parkop explaining the tender process and awarding of the contract, he went ahead and mentioned that the once beautiful Madang Province is no longer safe for people to visit.

He said Madang MP, Bryan Kramer, must have interest in solving law and order issues in Madang and not in NCD.

However, his comments triggered Governor Yama to seek a point of order telling Parkop to not deviate from the real issue.

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.

Alu apologises

The former NCD City Manager issued an online apology as well as outlined the process and fund allocation given to the Yoga/Walk for Life program.

 

His online response reads:

“This is my response to the online articles in pngblog by a faceless person who used a hidden camera to record a casual friendly conversation posed as a good friend but had hidden motives behind this recording.