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Family mourns death of radio legend Roger Hau'ofa

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The family of radio legend the late Roger Hau'ofa is saddened and in mourning following his death on Saturday, March 4.

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NCD Governor describes late Hau O’fa as a ‘brave lion’

In his responds to a facebook post, Parkop salute the late Hau O’fa for his contributions to the development of the country and also to the media industry.

“We all mourn the loss of this great but humble man. A champion who is as tall as a mountain and as strong as a lion.

“No amount of tears will wipe away the loss and sadness we feel and I personally feel at the loss of a dear brother and a great human being.

“We all feel the pain of the family. We grieve with them but we salute this National Hero.

Students encouraged to work hard

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop told the students during his visit to the school this week to work hard in school to become someone in the future.

Parkop said the Government has spent a lot on free education by providing the Tuition Free Fee policy and so it is now up to the students to play their part.

“We’ve done all we can and what we are required to do as members of parliament and students have to do their part as well.

Leadership must be promoted: Parkop

Parkop made these remarks at a public event this week in the Moresby South electorate following complaints from the public on social media about the use of faces and names of politicians on buildings and other things.

Parkop argued that money has been appropriated under the Provincial and District Services Improvement Program (PSIP and DSIP) funds to promote leadership.

He said, “We are just complementing and encouraging someone who has done well as a leader and it’s not about campaigning.

Reject Rio deal for Bougainville: Parkop

The Governor stated that he and his party, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), will focus on rejecting the Rio Tinto offer.

Speaking at a press conference upon his arrival in Buka last week, he said the people of Bougainville cannot be offered shares over a mine that doesn’t exist.

“It’s more like a ‘catch-22’, a share that amounts to nothing but if it does amount to something then we will be forced to re-open the mine,” Parkop said.

“We need an offer that is fair and equitable that suits us better in the lives that were lost and the destruction caused culturally.

Trees being pulled to make way for development

However, with expert advice given, some of the palm trees, palms and shrubs have been identified for extraction- 37 to make way for the land works and construction of the Beach park infrastructure.

Twelve of them will also be removed for the construction of the Port Moresby Sewage Project being undertaken through Kumul Consolidated Holdings.

NCD Governor, Powes Parkop says it is best to pull down many of the Casuarina  trees which have lived their life expectancy as they have lived through the Australian colonial period.

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.

Reservists to be dealt with if involved in bashing

NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, said this after pictures of the female vendor with blood streaming down her face and arm went viral on social media.

Parkop said City Rangers would not be involved in the raid, as they do not operate at Waigani.

However, he is uncertain if any reserve police officers were involved.

“I’m not trying to dent away from criticism but the police that were involved, and the vehicle used by the perpetrators, that’s a vehicle that belongs to regular police.

Parkop initiates program to help students

It is another form of scholarship assistance apart from the Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET).

Terence Moka, the Executive Officer to the NCD Governor said the whole idea for such scholarships is to give second chance to the unfortunate youths who have been pushed out of school.

The NCD Governor’s scholarships covers students attending various technical and tertiary institutions who are permanent NCD residents.

NCDC spends K20m on scholarships

As per the statistics and data obtained from the Office of the NCD Governor’s Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) office recently, the TVET scholarship program since its inception in 2009 had seen over 20, 000 students sponsored.

The total amount of funding invested in the young Papua New Guineans under the TVET scholarship program from 2009 to 2016 is K21, 908,708.87.