National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop

New secondary school to be established in Moresby

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop said plans are now underway to build the school at Butuka or upgrade Bomana Primary School to build a secondary school component.

This is being offered by the Shenzhen Municipal Government of Shenzhen City, China following a signed sister city agreement with Shenzhen last year.

The overall construction of the school will cost about K40m and this is a gift as part of the growing relationship between Shenzhen and Moresby.

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Men urged to start respecting women

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop called on men, during the recent gender-based violence protest, to change their behaviour and mentality towards women.

Parkop urged them to start appreciating women and see them as partners in the family, community and society.

“More importantly, see them as human beings having equal human rights and that women’s right is also their human right,” Parkop stated.

“We all created the problem of gender-based violence and contribute to it so we all must take action.”

A sigh of relief from fish vendors

Vendor Gia Puri said they had waited for so long to sell their fish in a well organised market facility so this is now their pride.

The K10m facility features ample parking space, a jetty and 90 stalls, toilet facilities, an ice-making machine, four floating pontoons and fuel vending facilities.

Puri, on behalf of the fishermen and fish vendors, thanked the National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop and Moresby South MP, Justin Tkatchenko, for establishing the market.

Chung urges visitors to embrace PNG

“During your stay here, you will learn that our country is very diverse in culture, language and rituals and is still developing,” says Chung, who is also the chairman of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup organising committee.

“For many months we have been working very hard to build stadiums, fields and infrastructure to host this tournament, why?

“We may not be able to match the world class facilities that you see in Europe but what we bring here is our patience for football, our culture and our pride for hosting this prestigious event.”

Public supports call to shut Gordon Market

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop in a media conference yesterday said the decision to shut down Gordon's Market will be going before the National Capital District Commission management and board for deliberation because of public complains on the high rate of petty crimes happening around the vicinity of the market.

These are some of the comments by Loop PNG readers on Facebook.

Ludwig Nanawar said: “Shut it down and convert the land into a shopping mall, business centre or residential area.”

Parkop calls on politicians to save future generations

The second term parliamentarian made these comments following the decision by the National Capital District Commission in banning and now partly lifting the ban of betelnut selling in Port Moresby.       

With seven months before the issue of writs for the 2017 National General Election, Governor Parkop said he is ready to face the voters.

“In political office, sometimes we have to make decision that not really popular, they might be tough on our people but some decisions have to be made for the collective wellbeing of our people for the future.