Governor Powes Parkop

Settlements will be upgraded: Parkop

Parkop made this comment before the start of Habitat 111 conference held in Lausanne, Switzerland.   

“The conference held once every 10 years. It is an opportunity for us to present our story and plans for the future and mobilize global support for our goals.”

Walk for Life is not a political drive: Supporter

A senior public servant who wanted to remain unanimous told Loop PNG today that the campaign was mainly for health and lifestyle campaign.

He said comments made by Opposition Leader Don Polye on the campaign has nothing to do with the eviction of the old Fuzzy Wuzzy angel in Port Moresby.

"Polye needs to stop such nuisance and concentrate on bigger national issues.

"Most importantly, he must concentrate on law and order issues in his district and not attacking NCD Governor."

Seventh Day Adventists Congress drawing to a close

This message by NCD Governor Powes Parkop was directed  to Seventh-Day Adventists followers who have gathered in Port Moresby for the one-week ACS (Adventist Community Service) congress.

He addressed the congregation during the hand-over of a staff room to the Gordon Secondary School this afternoon.

As part of their community service project, the SDA Central Papuan Conference funded the renovation of the staff room over the past three weeks.

The facility was handed over to the school today, also winding down the congress which had started early this week.

Parkop: Support local artists by stopping piracy

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop said PNG local artists are losing a lot of money simply because of piracy that is happening.

Parkop said that one of the reasons to bring over the Black Brothers for the NCD Independence Day celebrations was to encourage the public to stop piracy.

Black Brothers are strong campaigners against piracy and promoters of studio recording of albums. 

He said in the last four years, no artist in PNG has gone back to recording with PNG’s biggest recording label CHM studio is almost vacant now.

POM residents commended for peaceful celebrations

Last night, before the performance of the Black Brothers, he took to the stage and  commended the public for turning up in big numbers to participate in the celebrations.

He said this was an expression of confidence for the country and for the future.

“I am very proud because of everyone who came out in their national colours and I am sure this was the same throughout the nation.

Security guaranteed at NCD Independence Day festivities

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop said the organisers are security conscious at the venues.

NCDC has organised the Street Festival at Paga Hill ring road and the Black Brothers concert at the Sir John Guise Stadium.

Parkop said there’s police officers stationed at the ring road to ensure that people have a good time and enjoy themselves and go away with the good memories of the 41st anniversary.

The stadium will provide a high standard of security both inside and outside the venue.

Street and music festival set for Independence celebration

The first ever Street and Music Festival, from Sept 15-17, is a celebration of PNG arts and culture and will also showcase traditional dance groups, break dancers, acrobats, singers and jazz bands.

The festival supports Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and upcoming local talents.

They’ll be a lot of arts and craft as well including painting and graffiti art with traditional food available for sale.

The official part of the street festival will be a parade by schools in NCD and the police and CIS.

NCDC cannot do much with petty crimes at Gordons

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop says when the reconstruction of Gordon’s Market is complete; the place will be much safer because security features had been taken into consideration in its design.

He says NCDC cannot do much now as petty crimes happen outside of the market, which falls under the jurisdiction of the police.

“It is the police primary responsible; it is the problem which happens outside of the market, not inside the market,” Parkop told Loop PNG.

K460,000 project for Sevese Morea school

The Digicel PNG Foundation, NCD Governor Powes Parkop and Member for Moresby South Justin Tkatchenko officially opened the project.

The plan, funded by the Foundation, consists of 4xclassrooms, 2x teachers’ office space, 160 students’ desk, teachers’ desk and chairs, electricity and 9000L water tanks.

Digicel PNG Foundation CEO Beatrice Mahuru says providing children with access to basic education is one of five focus areas of the Foundation. This is done primarily through the provision of the new infrastructure.

Reggae group Jamrock rocks Ela Beach Amphitheatre

The group supported Governor Powes Parkop’s Walk for Life Healthy Living message with a free performance.

The Jamrock dancers shared their skills and taught some basic dance moves to the audience while sharing the message that exercise such as dancing are fun and easy ways to stay fit.

Dancing helps not only with physical fitness, but also mental agility and is a great way to stay healthy.

They performed a few cover songs and invited the crowd up to learn some dance moves.