NCD Governor Powes Parkop

PNGRU New Management

Governor Parkop assured fellow newly-elected Board of the Union that he will support the new executive and its affiliates. Part of that support includes the aim to get the PNG Pukpuks and Palais 7s into the next Olympics.

Governor Parkop shared these sentiments at a dinner he hosted recently in his capacity as Patron of the PNGRU.

The Governor said, “It (rugby union) has done wonders for Fiji both in terms of promoting the code, using the games as a platform to promote a positive pathway for young men and women, and also promoting their country in all aspects.”

Governor Parkop Pays Tribute

In paying tribute to Great Grand Chief Somare on Independence Day, Governor Parkop reminded Papua New Guineans to embrace and be guided by positive values and principles in their personal and public life.

He said Late Grand Chief Sir Michael Thomas Somare succeeded in moulding our leaders, people and country together because he was guided by strong faith in our people and he had vision, character and values.

Public Transport Safety Is Key

This urgent meeting was attended by Road Traffic Authority (RTA) CEO, Nelson Terema, Jack Waso, President of the NCD PMV Owners Association, female NCDC Board members, Commissioners Elis Siki and Mea Isaac, City Manager Bernard Kipit senior NCDC officers.

Governor Parkop Supports Park

Rabaul Town was once a magnificent provincial of ENB, before being destroyed by volcanic eruptions of Mt Tavurvur and Mt Vulcan in 1994. It has since been rebuilt into a regional port.

Governor Parkop presented a K30, 000 cheque on Friday 27 August, to help revive and develop the Queens Park Oval for Rabaul Rugby Football League matches.

Parkop commended all stakeholders involved in tirelessly working on this restoration program, adding also that Australians and Japanese rebuilt it after the eruptions and the 2nd World War.

NCDC: “We’ve been Fair”

“Today, we assert NCDC power as the municipal government for our capital city to plan and manage our city for the benefit of all our people - individuals, corporations, churches and NGOs. Under the NCDC Act and vested with powers delegated to us by the Physical Planning Act and exercised through the NCD Physical Planning Board, we alone decide the type of development in the City.

Support for Hagara Primary School

In addition, NCD Governor Powes Parkop made a commitment to donate 60 more desks to Grade-three students who have been sitting on the bare floor for two years.

Hagara Primary School is one institution that has improved under the Motu Koita Modernisation Program to have its existing infrastructures revamped.

Governor Parkop said these desks would enable the students and teachers to enhance the learning environment.


The hand-over of food supplies was witnessed by Prime Minister James Marape, NCD Governor Powes Parkop and Church leaders.

The state of emergency has caused a lot of people to struggle to put food on the table during this pandemic crisis in Port Moresby.

The initiative of the Sapotim wantok foundation by the Prime Minister was to feed those who are hungry and in need in Port Moresby city, during this State of Emergency.

Light up the city!

NCD Governor Powes Parkop shared his vision of a well-lit Port Moresby during CPL’s Christmas lights launch.

Before officially launching CPL’s Christmas lights at the Waigani Central Stop N Shop area on Sunday evening, Parkop said since taking up the Governor’s office, he has been using all occasions to uplift the image and standard of Port Moresby.

“And one of the occasions we’ve been using is, of course, Christmas,” he stated. “Christmas is important to all of us; it’s an important part of our calendar and our faith. In fact, it is the cornerstone of our faith.”

Use your talents to advance city: Governor

He made this statement during the advanced commemoration of World Youth Day on August 11. The event is also part of the #amazingportmoresby initiative by NCDC.

Governor Parkop said work is in progress to establish a Youth Advisory Committee to tap into the potential of the youth population in the city.

Speaking at the end of the weekly Walk and Yoga for Life at Paga Hill Ring Road, Parkop said the celebration was not only to recognise the achievements of youths in business, arts and music, employment, politics and others, but also to appreciate the challenges they face.

Mother’s Day everyday: Governor

Governor Parkop, an advocate of women’s rights and equality, reminded the crowd at a recent Walk and Yoga for Life event to step up to ensure women feel safe and empowered in their own City.

“Our womenfolk must feel free to walk in their city without fear of harassment and intimidation. They must feel safe to go to the movies, night clubs, shops, schools, churches and markets freely.”

The walk on Sunday was dedicated to all the mothers in Port Moresby, and city dwellers were also reminded of the importance of keeping healthy and active.