6-month grace period for chewers, vendors

Residents of the nation’s capital, both chewers and betelnut vendors, have a grace period of six months.

This is to see if residents appreciate the city.

Governor for NCD, Powes Parkop, in a recent post on his social media page, said this is to show if they really care and value the city and not just here to make money.

“I need the vendors and chewers to show they have and are changing. I am not a policeman to chase you all around and compel you all to change! Have some respect and show responsibility.”

He said six months from September, the ban will be put back in place.

“That is around February or March 2018. The ball is in your court now, Port Moresby residents.”

Governor Parkop’s post was accompanied by a picture of the entrance of Koki market, stating that the same could be seen in other parts of the city as well.

Annette Kora