Polye calls on NCDC to come up with market policy

The National Capital District Commission must come up with a policy to have proper designated markets within the city limits, says Opposition Leader Don Polye.

He said proper designated markets within the city limits must be accessible to the city residents.

Polye in a statement said Port Moresby is developing to be a modern city with a mixture of expatriate population with different nationalities living together.

He said NCDC must have both local and expatriate population in mind when building public utilities in the city.

He added that the designated markets within the city must be safe and accessible to reach by both local and expatriate population.

Polye said this when responding to comments by NCD Governor Powes Parkop to relocate the Gordons Market to Hohola in the nation’s capital.

Parkop said the decision to shut down Gordon's Market will be going before the National Capital District Commission management and board for deliberation.

He said if the decision is reached for the market closure, the funding for the redevelopment of the market can be diverted to another market in the city.

NCDC and the New Zealand Government will both equally share the K30 million costs for the redevelopment.

Freddy Mou