NCD youths aim to make city safe

Youths from organisations throughout NCD have taken a step forward to announce their collective vision for a new campaign in Port Moresby.

Corresponding with the launch of the “Sanap Wantaim” campaign launch last Friday, a photo contest was also announced to boost support towards the launch of the “New Normal” in Port Moresby.

The contest is open to everyone. However, the picture must promote a new normal where women and girls are respected and feel safe to be able to claim the public spaces of the city as their own.

Contestants are encouraged to write a piece of less than 250 words to accompany the photo.

The campaign, Sanap Wantaim (Stand Together), seeks to bring men and women, boys and girls as allies and partners in making the city of Port Moresby safe for everyone.

Hip-hop artist and newly appointed Youth Champion, Jay Liesi, said during the campaign launch that we are all responsible for making this city safe, and a safe city for women and girls is a great city for everyone.

“The contest will help drive interest and awareness towards the building of a safer environment for everyone,” Liesi said.

The Sanap Wantaim campaign has been established to rally men and boys throughout the city to stand side by side with women and girls.

All photos attached with the writing pieces must be sent to the Sanap Wantaim Campaign's official email address;, or message the campaign on its Facebook page with your photo and details.

Contestants must be sure to include their name, age, origin, contact number and email address.

The contest is open until the 20th of November, where five winners will be selected and will each receive a cash prize of K1000.

The winning photos will also be exhibited.

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

Annette Kora