National Capital District (NCD)

Market 2000 supports young boxers

The PNG Professional Boxing Control Board chairman, Bernard Fong showed his heart for boxing by assisting the NCD Boxing Tournament with dental soap and So Good Milk through his business, Market 2000. 

This assistance was made on November 12, to boost the interest of young children participating in boxing. This was also done in the hope of holding young children committed to the code as they promote Boxing in the Nation’s Capital. 

Mahuru representative charged for misappropriation

Veata Patana, 45 of Mahuru Village National Capital District was charged with one count of Misappropriation, one count of conspiracy to defraud under section 407 (1) (b) and one count of abuse of Office under section 92 (1) of the criminal code act.

It was alleged that the defendant conspired with Nancy Nanai (co-accused) who was then the Payroll Officer for the Motu Koita Assembly. Between 7 September 2022 and 31 January 2023, the defendant and the co-accused defrauded more than K33,000 of Public Investment Program funds belonging to the Mahuru Electorate.

PNG to host WIBF

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop, who is heading the event planning and preparations, met with Prime Minister James Marape to give an update and says he is confident the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) will execute a spectacular event that would leave a lasting impression on the visitors.

The Government wants to use the WIBF platform to connect and expand business linkages with Indigenous peoples in countries, besides the traditional channels of bilateral and multi-lateral relations through diplomacy.

8th Tuna Forum Commences

The theme of the forum is, “Strengthening tuna sustainability and industry development in the Blue Pacific Continent through increased innovation, partnership, and participation”.

Present to launch the forum was Deputy Prime Minister (DPM), John Rosso.

Nation’s Capital begin Independence Celebrations

On September 16, 2023, Papua New Guinea commemorates 48 years of Independence as all take pride in the diverse culture, tradition and richness.

The Nation’s Capital, Port Moresby kick-started celebrations on the 1st of September, with a media launch informing its citywide blueprint to commemorate the National Day.

Healthcare waste management training completed

The training was conducted from 11-12 July by the National Department of Health through the World Bank-funded COVID-19 Emergency Response Project and was facilitated through the NCDPHA.

As demand for quality healthcare increases, healthcare waste also increases, consistent with population growth and expansion of medical services. Communities exposed to healthcare waste are at risk of injury and disease, including healthcare personnel and waste handlers.

Families claim eviction illegal

Gabutu was home to them for 40 years, they claimed that the police were acting on an illegal court order to evict them from their property. They are calling on relevant authorities to help seek legal interpretation.

Community leader, Aaron Jomis said they never received any information from the NHC in regards to the eviction. They claim they were illegally removed because someone has manipulated the system to claim the land.

Court documents have highlighted that the Portion of land belonged to NHC and not Decision 2000 Ltd, a company owned by Professor John Nonggor.

Safety affirmed for Koki

This has been boosted by the launch of the new police station at Koki. Badili Station Commander, Obert Jerry has assured great support to the protection of Koki residency.

“Since I was sent to Badili Police Station I felt like it was a big responsibility. From Koki, 2 Mile, Kaugere, Sabama and others in Moresby South it was a big area,” said Commander Jerry.

Koki gets new police station

On Sunday, July 9, 2023, authorities gathered with residents to open the police station.

A firm warning was issued to residents and members of the surrounding community to adhere to laws and participate in making the capital city a safe place to live in.

POM NID registration drive ends

The registration drive is in response to a ministerial directive issued on June 26th by the Public Service Minister Joe Sungi, for all NCD public servants on the government payroll to be registered.

In light of this directive, the PNGCIR has recognized the pressing need to ensure compliance among these public servants.