Governor Powes Parkop

Parkop hits back at Kramer

Kramer recently gave the National Capital District Governor 14 days to come clear with a thorough report on the expenditure of the unpopular K3 million per annum yoga contract.

Parkop said Kramer is becoming like a judge, jury and prosecutor making assertions without evidence.

The Governor told this newsroom that Kramer had been releasing statements without evidence and not caring to find the truth.

Parkop, when asked about the issue, said he doesn’t have to reply to such people.

NCD building to be named after Alu

Governor Powes Parkop announced this to honour the immense contribution Alu has made to the development of the capital city.

He said the contributions of Alu were worthy of renaming the former City Hall building after him. But like the Parliament House, the City Hall building could be renamed.

However, he said the Engineering Division building currently being erected will be renamed after Alu.

Meantime, Bernard Kipit is the new city manager.

(Outgoing NCD City Manager, Leslie Alu)

NCD ready to help quake victims

Extending the city’s sympathy yesterday, Governor Powes Parkop pledged support to assist.

“This is a natural catastrophe, it’s not planned so nobody was ready for this,” he said.

He assured the affected locals that as soon as the National Disaster Centre sets up relief efforts, Port Moresby is ready to assist.

Parkop said volunteers have already approached him for this and the city is ready to help in any form of relief, both cash and kind.

“We are always ready to help in this kind of tragic situation. We wish them all the best in their recovery,” he said.

Parkop disgusted, embarrassed

The woman was tortured in Port Moresby over sorcery allegations.

Governor Parkop said it is embarrassing that this behaviour is occurring in the city.

He said some city residents are still backward in their thinking and should lose their right or freedom to live in the city.

When contacted, Governor Parkop said he was reaching his limit in tolerance to these type of behaviour, and will start considering tough measures against such people.

He was happy police intervened but wants the perpetrators arrested and charged.

Affected residents to contact NCD Governor’s office

The weekly walk took a turn for the worse on Sunday when opportunists attacked motorists and commuters.

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop says he will help repair the damages and loss to cars and property.

He further revealed that NCDC buses were also vandalised and attacked during the walk. Stones and rocks were hauled at the buses until the windows shattered.

Though Sunday’s situation was regrettable, Parkop says he will not let these hooligans stop the event that bonds residents together.

Parkop: PNGEC has failed the people

The current sitting Governor for NCD Powes Parkop, made this comment in regards to the deferral of the election date today in NCD.

“Everybody is ready and we’ve turned up but authority to deliver the free, fair and peaceful election has failed us.

“There is no excuse here; well may be for other remote parts of the country but it is not acceptable for the nation’s capital,” he said.

He explained that even the NCD city manager’s office had offered to help the electoral commission and the police.

Residents worried over Ela Beach ‘destruction’

Ela Beach is Port Moresby’s primary public beach; it is frequented by families, friends, the elderly and joggers, among others, for recreational purposes. 

The K55 million development there will be undertaken in two stages.
Trees along the main road going towards the bus stop and town buildings have been removed with the first removal of the sand in the east end of the beach being dug up.

New desks for Sacred Heart Primary

The new desks were presented to them on Tuesday by Governor Powes Parkop.

Governor Parkop encouraged the students to keep attending classes every day and not to worry about outside factors that will distract them from learning.

“You will be successful and become professionals in the future if you concentrate on your studies now when you’re in school,” said Governor Parkop.

The NCD Governor said the 50 desks presented to the school are to help improve the learning environment.

Parkop calls on men to join GBV protest

National Capital District (NCD) Governor Powes Parkop is calling on the male population to stand together with the womenfolk and join in the peaceful protest on Friday, December 16.

Parkop urged the men to come out in big numbers and support this cause.

He said gender-based violence is a development issue and an issue about men, the type of people they are and the type of value system they have.

Parkop also appealed to all women groups, non-government organisations, government departments, corporate companies and churches to turn up.

Murray Barracks to come alive with Carols by Candlelight

The 2016 National Capital District (NCD) Carols by Candlelight is the time when city residents come together with their families to enjoy and singalong to their favourite carol.

Artists performing on the night are Bomana string band, POM Vintage, Erima Seventh Day Adventist Youth Choir, Mereani Masani and favourites Jokema.

Residents are invited to join NCD Governor Powes Parkop to ‘walk for peace’ to light the streets with love and peace before assembling at Murray Barracks.

The program kicks off with yogabatics and the Christmas address by Governor Parkop.