Governor for NCD Powes Parkop

Leaders Negotiate Peace at Baruni

Witnessed by police and other stakeholders, Governor Parkop, Deputy Governor and Motu-Koita Authority Chairman, Dadi Toka Jnr and Moresby North-West MP, Lohia Boe Samuel met with emotionally charged factions from both sides and other locals who gathered at Baruni Oval for the first time since the killing and arson incident over the weekend.  

Parkop pledges K20,000

He made the commitment during the launching of the UPNG Southern Highlands Medical Students Union fundraising target of K2.5 million in Port Moresby on May 20th.

The students’ union, in collaboration with Mendi General Hospital, aim to purchase a CT scanner for the hospital.

Governor Parkop, while pledging K20,000, commended the students for taking a bold stand.

“I appeal to the leaders of SHP that support must be given to this worthy cause because it is all about saving the lives of the people you represent,” he reminded.

VIDEO: PNG china commitment

NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, has expressed his appreciation to the Government and people of China for its assistance to the capital city.

Controversial K3m deal goes to Parliament

The company was registered in 2015 and was operating in the nation’s capital.

Madang MP Bryan Kramer asked the Minister for Finance, James Marape, to explain and clarify whether the awarding of the contract was legal and according to Section 25 (2) of the IPA Act.

It was a fight among giants as senior politicians tried to prevent first time politician, Bryan Kramer, from talking.

Lands Minister and Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko told Kramer that his question was out of order even though Kramer was yet to ask it.

Parkop challenges NCDC

Parkop said there is no room for excuses and blame game.

He challenged the National Capital District Commission to shape up and take the lead in reforming the city.

He further urged the city authority to lead, regulate, enforce and help change the behaviour of residents.

Governor Parkop said the next 5 years is not about reinventing the wheel but rather, it is about coming up with solutions to creating a safe, clean and peaceful Port Moresby.

(NCD Governor Powes Parkop filepic)

Pom PMV Operators face uncertain future

Governor for NCD, Powes Parkop said that the recent turnout of events from private bus owners going on strike has left the city in turmoil causing inconvenience for the city residents to move about daily.

Parkop said the solution now lies with authorities to find a reliable, affordable and efficient public transport system in the city.

He said although the PMV owners and operators have done well for the city, commending them of their effort, they may not be part of the city’s future plans for public transport.

6-month grace period for chewers, vendors

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.

​PNG eyes hosting 2026 Commonwealth Games

This was announced today at the PNG Football Stadium by the NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, and the Minister for sports, National Events and APEC, Justin Tkatchenko.

Governor Parkop said it is about time the Commonwealth Games come to the Pacific, especially to the smaller island states.

“We are looking to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games, but, if they don’t accept our bid then we will bid for the Youth Olympics.

“We are already a global city with a global capacity and we will stay at a global level with sports and other international events,” Parkop said

Parkop urges Government to address West Papua issue

In a statement, Parkop said Papua New Guinea should be adopting a more moral and humanistic policy on West Papua instead of sticking to the immoral position of continuing to recognize Indonesia Sovereignty over the territory without question or conditions.

Parkop said he will be making submission to this effective to the NEC and will impress on NEC to change our policy.  

“Otherwise I will be pushing for such changes in the next Government after 2017 General Election.

Walkways to helps coastal villages in NCD

A walkway project was launched yesterday by Governor Powes Parkop and Member for Moresby South Justin Tkatchenko at two coastal communities of Vanagi settlement and Wanigela Village in Moresby South.

The total cost of the project is K270,000  and will being funded by the Governor for NCD Powes Parkop.

Minister for Sports and National Events and Member for Moresby South Justin Tkatchenko while thanking Governor Parkop urged the two communities to be serious in making a change in their own communities.