‘Sanap Wantaim’ and end violence, urges Parkop

NCD Governor Powes Parkop is urging all Port Moresby residents to support the campaign of ending violence in the city.

He said removing the culture of violence is critical to the social, economic, political and all aspect of development in PNG.

“We start from Port Moresby and change our culture nationwide,” Governor Parkop said.

He made this comment after the launching of the campaign, Sanap Wantaim (stand together), last week.

The campaign’s objective is for men and women to see each other as partners in making Port Moresby a safe city to live in.

Parkop said violence is an impediment to the development and personal wellbeing of individuals.

“Our potential as individuals would not be fully realised unless we deal with and eliminate this culture of violence in our psyche, in our habits and our behaviour.

“Papua New Guinea will make a great leap forward if we share this culture and habit of resorting to violence as first and main means of solving dispute or addressing grievances or pursing goals, etcetera, and develop a culture of peace and respect as basis for all possibilities,” Parkop said.

(Youth Champion, Jay Liesi, with NCD Governor Powes Parkop)

Charles Yapumi