K1.4m gym, sporting centre for electorate

A ground breaking ceremony took place at Koki in Port Moresby for a gymnasium and sport centre to be built for the people of Moresby South.

Funded by the NCDC with a cost of K1.4 million, the gymnasium centre will house up to 300 people and will be managed through the Active City Program.

Officiating the ground breaking, Minister for APEC and member for Moresby South, Justin Tkatchenko, said with the help and financial support of NCD Governor Powes Parkop, Moresby South has seen a number of positive developments and will continue to do so in the long run.

He said at a cost K 1.4 million, NCDC is developing open public areas so it can benefit the local and nearby residents and promote safer and conducive environments for people to come out and enjoy.

“This will be place for you to practice your fitness and get your mind, body and soul in order through the Active City Program,” says Tkatchenko.

He said once the building is erected, it will now be up to the people of Moresby South to look after the facilities.

“Through the Active City Program, this will be a joint effort with the communities in the Moresby South electorate. It’s all about working together in the community, supporting one another, looking after our youth and women, changing your attitudes and making sure we have a good society and community to live in.”

The newly built gymnasium will be securely fenced with car park area for up to 40 cars, have new gym equipment, an office, showers and locker rooms, proper rest rooms and air conditioned rooms for fitness workouts, trainings and events gathering.

(Moresby South MP, Justin Tkatchenko, left, and NCD Governor Powes Parkop during the ground breaking at Koki)

Annette Kora