NCD Christmas 2016

Business as usual for informal sector

For mothers in the informal sector, Christmas means more income.  

So while some were starting their celebrations for the day, Jenny Maipe and Annette Zephaniah were preparing for the big sell of the year.

Like the rest of those in the informal sector, it was business as usual.

Both sell daily at the Kinakon roadside market, on the outskirts of Port Moresby.

While they both understand that Christmas is a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus, Annette says it is one of those days they have many customers.

Perfect Christmas weather in NCD

It had been raining in the days leading up to Christmas. However, the morning of December 25 saw the sun shining confidently, allowing for uninterrupted outdoor Christmas celebrations. reported a partly sunny day in the nation’s capital.

But the reading this afternoon warns for thunder showers, so if you’re still out there, make sure you have an umbrella on hand.

This may continue for the next few days so be prepared.

(The Adventure Park at 14-Mile, outside Port Moresby, today)