Public supports call to shut Gordon Market

Loop PNG story yesterday of a proposed shutting down of Gordon Market in the Gordon Suburb of Port Moresby had the full backing of our readers.

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop in a media conference yesterday said the decision to shut down Gordon's Market will be going before the National Capital District Commission management and board for deliberation because of public complains on the high rate of petty crimes happening around the vicinity of the market.

These are some of the comments by Loop PNG readers on Facebook.

Ludwig Nanawar said: “Shut it down and convert the land into a shopping mall, business centre or residential area.”

Walo Kere a long-time resident of the Gordon said: “Close it down, we the residents of Gordons are fed up.”

Ludmilla Salonda said: “It seems a hot place for crime. Shut it down and clear the filth.”

Evelyn Kavang: Finally stated that “someone is making the right decision (now).”

Michael Esop stated: “I suggest the city's main modern transport centre should be built there considering the traffic congestion we are currently facing not only at Gordons but city wide.”

The market is the biggest in Port Moresby and Gordon Bus stop is the central transiting point for city commuters.

Charles Yapumi