Governor’s walk marred by opportunists

The Port Moresby Governor’s Walk for Life took a turn for the worse yesterday when opportunists attacked motorists.

Over K2,000 worth of belongings, five people and three motorists were reportedly assaulted on Sunday at different locations.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop described the situation as ‘regrettable’.

He is saddened by what had occurred to residents but he will not let these hooligans stop the weekly walk, which has been going on for over two years.

Responding to this newsroom, the governor reiterated that the walk is for residents to feel they belong.

He said the NCDC takes full responsibility for what had occurred, adding that they have been working on improving security but were late in implementing the measures.

The governor is assuring everyone that security will be provided for future walks, and the continuous stoning and property damage will be curbed once and for all.

Parkop is also warning these thugs and young boys that they will be locked up without hesitation.

They are also closely observing the situation.

(One of the city buses that was vandalised during the walk)

Imelda Wavik