NCD

NCD Death Rate High

He said the hospital has now reached a crisis point. Cases of the COVID-19 Delta Variant has added to the current situation.

Dr. Molumi said the hospital is struggling with manpower to save lives and also to manage the dead.

“The Delta Variant is aggressively attacking people with 87 percent of the patients who showed symptoms of COVID-19 were tested positive to the disease.”

He said the hospital has also recorded a high number of people with breathing problems at the Emergency ward and dead bodies arriving at one time to be stored at the mortuary.

Parkop Promises Assistance

A number of families had lost their homes to arson following retaliation over the death of a young man in Baruni Village last month.

Governor Parkop reaffirmed the city’s commitment to supporting the families who had their homes torched.

He assured the affected families that lost a family member and those that have lost their homes, that the city would step in to mediate the peace process and assist in building new homes for those that had theirs destroyed. 

Over 600 Trees Planted

Team leaders of Active City Youth Development Program, Kathy Kiage and Judy Bomai visited the Nature Park nursery today to collect an additional 320 trees to plant along the Hohola Freeway and Kaugere, after successfully planting more than 600 trees around various sites in the city recently.

Displacement Tracking Underway

This is funded by the United States Agency for International Development's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID-BHA).
IOM in partnership with the National Disaster Centre (NDC), IOM is delivering a Training of Trainer (ToT) on DTM to 23 officials working on disaster at national, provincial and district level from 21 provinces, including the National Capital District and Autonomous Region of Bougainville.  

BSP Builds Fish Market

The sight of fresh fish is always pleasing to the eye and the people of Gaire can now align their catch in a beautiful display at their very own fish market.

This included a 2000ltr water tank installation and pump, solar kit for the market including a solar LED streetlight for the community in the hope to empower and boost the local economy.

The official opening of the Fish Market was on 27th of August, representatives from the BSP Financial Group initiated this momentous occasion.

Creative Book week at Kopkop

The 2021 National Book Week theme “Lock-down, Stay Safe and Read Books” panned out well at Kopkop with the college taking part in an array of activities that observed the true spirit of the book week. This included a visit to the National Library with other schools in NCD.

In honour of the book week, Kopkop College students participated in poster competitions, watching educational films, dramatic reading sessions and writing of poetry, roleplays and book reviews. The week ended with a costume parade of characters from their favorite books.

NCD SME Fair

There was corporate support and hundreds of city residents who attended the fair.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop said the fair is a platform to help start the journey towards achieving the national government’s target of 500,000 SMEs in PNG by 2030.

Governor Parkop added that the way forward to have greater control over our economy is to become successful businessmen and women.

NCD Body Building Struggling

The NCD Body Building Association set up by National Body Building Representative and President Newman Rimboa says it’s been a difficult journey for the association since its establishment.

Rimboa said with the team looking forward to PNG Games and the Pacific Games, two of the major challenges faced are Financial Support and lacking of proper training.

He said, “Our Association needs financial backing and at a time like, when the world is in the midst of a global pandemic, trying to get or find support in cash or kind has been a major challenge.”

NCD food distribution starts

People in the city who are in need of food have been advised to make their way to their nearest local church.

The distribution of the food supply was done at the Sir John Guise indoor complex. The heads of the local churches who were identified as distributing points were present to receive their portion.

Vabukori runs curfew

The village, consisting of three areas, gathered residents to participate in the program.

The curfew aims to restrict drunk and disorderly behaviour.

Many young men and a few women are volunteering to run the curfews, which include roadblocks for vehicle checking.

The 8pm shift is run by children under 16 years of age while the midnight shift is for older people.

Deputy Chairman of the Vabukori Village Court, Michael Ikavape, said this is a first of its kind in the community and has so far brought peace during the festive period.