Residents flock to inaugural Paga Hill Street Festival

The new Paga Hill ring road is filled with proud Papua New Guineans who set out early this morning to be part of the 41st Independence celebrations at the Street and Music Festival.

This is the second day of this first-ever event, which began since 9 o'clock this morning.

At least more than a thousand of the city's residents have come out onto the street in their colours of black, red, yellow and white.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop, expressed appreciation on the turnout of the event.

"I am overwhelmed by the response and I am so proud of our people despite all our challenges, they still appreciate their country.

"Great success for the Street and Music festival and it can only get better from now on," he said.

The event, an initiative of the national capital district commission, sees two other events happening simultaneously, one at Jack Pidik Park and other at Nine Mile.

Street and Music Festival will continue tomorrow.


Gloria Bauai