National Capital District Commission

New NCD city manager sworn-in

Kipit made the undertaking after he was officially sworn into office at City Hall today.

He took the oath of loyalty and the office of the City Manager before Senior Magistrate Tracey Ganaii in a small ceremony witnessed by the executive management and line managers of the Commission.

The City Manager said after the ceremony that the task will not be easy, managing over 700 employees from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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)

NCDC condemns Gordon informal markets

The markets division states that all vending is expected to be done at designated markets and neither the division nor the Commission will tolerate the business of selling and buying from illegal pop up markets.

The relocation of hundreds of Gordon Market vendors to other designated markets has been met with some degree of dissatisfaction, resulting in them creating unauthorised informal markets.

The markets division came out publicly, clearly stating NCDC’s stance in this matter.

​Hunters finals: NCDC subsidises residents’ airfares

Lucky residents who wish to catch the Hunters’ showdown live will have their airfares subsidised by the National Capital District Commission.

This was announced by Governor Powes Parkop today.

The presentation of K75,000 by Governor Parkop to the Air Niugini Management today sealed the airfare subsidy deal.

Under this arrangement, the first 90 residents to book their flight on the special flight PX40005/PX4006 will leave Port Moresby at 7am on Sunday, September 24th, and return the same day, departing Brisbane at 10:15pm.

Zero tolerance policy on crime: Parkop

Third-term Governor, Powes Parkop, announced that he is ready to work with the other three MPs to change the nation’s capital.

Parkop made the announcement during the swearing in of three MPs; Sir Mekere Morauta (Moresby North-West), John Kaupa (Moresby North-East) and Justin Tkatchenko (Moresby South) as commissioners for the NCDC.

Parkop was sworn in by senior district court magistrate, Tracey Ganaii, last Thursday (Aug 10) to chair NCDC Building and Physical Planning Board.

Tkatchenko pleased with world cup preparations

The World Cup tournament will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand from October 27-December 2, while PNG will host the Kumuls’ three pool matches in Port Moresby.

Tkatchenko said it is very well organised and he is pleased with the way the professional team and host committee are moving forward.

The host city, through the National Capital District Commission, has given K5m with the Government topping up with another K5m to host the event.

New student hall, classrooms for Kilakila Secondary

The school, which caters for over 1000 students, now has a proper assembly hall for staging examinations, school concerts, meetings and studies.

Some of the 20 classrooms are brand new while others have been refurbished and modernised.

School principal Herman Panai thanked the Moresby South electorate and the National Capital District Commission for funding the infrastructure of the school. 

Panai said the school is currently facing a lot of challenges, including infrastructure development and shortage of teachers’ houses.

Trees being pulled to make way for development

However, with expert advice given, some of the palm trees, palms and shrubs have been identified for extraction- 37 to make way for the land works and construction of the Beach park infrastructure.

Twelve of them will also be removed for the construction of the Port Moresby Sewage Project being undertaken through Kumul Consolidated Holdings.

NCD Governor, Powes Parkop says it is best to pull down many of the Casuarina  trees which have lived their life expectancy as they have lived through the Australian colonial period.

New Koki Fish Market open for business!

The market, located a couple of hundred metres from the main Koki Market and Wanigela Village, was officially launched today by NCD Governor Powes Parkop.

The K10 million market is a public-private partnership between NCDC, National Fisheries Authority, National Forest Products and Puma Energy.

It features ample parking space, a jetty and 90 stalls, toilet facilities, an ice-making machine, four floating pontoons and fuel vending facilities.

New developments on buai ban

To limit the scattering of rubbish in the city, trade has been limited only to certain identified locations. Any selling that occurs outside the agreed location will be subjected to punishment if caught by authorities.

The National Capital District Commission will continue to enforce the NCDC Betelnut Control Law (2013).

Acting deputy city manager, community & social services, Lulu Ted, says although this issue is not new, NCDC is still concerned about the increase in uncontrolled sales in various parts of city.