NCD Governor Powes Parkop

New student hall, classrooms for Kilakila Secondary

The school, which caters for over 1000 students, now has a proper assembly hall for staging examinations, school concerts, meetings and studies.

Some of the 20 classrooms are brand new while others have been refurbished and modernised.

School principal Herman Panai thanked the Moresby South electorate and the National Capital District Commission for funding the infrastructure of the school. 

Panai said the school is currently facing a lot of challenges, including infrastructure development and shortage of teachers’ houses.

Morauta presided over more policy failures: Zeming

Zemings statements follow an advertorial by Sir Mekere Morauta announcing a potential return to politics.

He is the first key government Minister and second Parliamentarian to hit back at Sir Mekere’s announcement, after NCD Governor Powes Parkop.

In a statement, Zeming said Sir Mekere’s record at government was not as rosy as he was painting and that he was part of the Government between 1999 and 2002.

Need for more secondary schools in the nation’s capital

Parkop says with the growing population in Port Moresby and the large number of primary and elementary schools, there’s a need for more secondary schools.

The National Capital District currently has 16 secondary schools and 34 primary schools.

Out of the 16 secondary schools, only five are government schools while the others are church-run and private schools.

Parkop said the number of secondary schools is totally inadequate compared to the number of primary schools.

Parkop expresses condolence to family of late Ruby Laufa

The late Ruby Laufa passed away at the Port Moresby General Hospital on Saturday, February 11, at 3.30pm.

She was 24 at the time and would have celebrated her 25th birthday on February 13. The late Ruby was the Miss South Pacific PNG 2012-2013.

Laufa leaves behind her father, Maurice, from Gulf Province, her mother, Hane Sepi Nouairi-Schaaf, of Central Province and Tongan-German blood, and her younger sisters, Sherridan and Rhani Villie-Maina.

Parkop said, “It’s very tragic that she passed away the way that she did.

NCD Walk for Life program set for Sunday

Governor Parkop said the 2017 Walk for Life Campaign will kick off this weekend.

 He urged city residents to gather at Murray Barracks on Sunday at 8:30 in the morning to start the walk.

The promotion of healthy living and change of mindset was the main drive captured in the Walk for Life program.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop says he has seen the difference the program has made to the community and is pushing to involve wider participation.

Governor Parkop said on Wednesday that the program would see mass participation from people from all walks of life.

Tkatchenko connects water for Ranuguri, Vanama and New Town

Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko presented a cheque of K549, 000 as the final component payment for the water projects on Wednesday.  

Tkatchenko said Kirakira Village will also be covered in the payment, in the development of stage two of the water project into the village.      

 The first term parliamentarian said it’s not political point scoring with elections in few months’ time.

“We have connected 16 water projects for Moresby South in the last four and half years,” Tkatchenko said.    

Parkop urges Papua New Guineans to reflect

He also urged Port Moresby residents to celebrate peacefully.          

“As we approach the New Year, I once again appeal to our residents and indeed all our people in the length and breadth of our country to bid good bye to 2016 and welcome 2017 in style, with fun, joy, faith and a spirit of good will for the future of our city and our country,” Parkop said. 

Overwhelmed governor thanks NCD residents

“As Governor of our capital city, chairman of our municipal Government, NCDC and Member of Parliament representing our Port Moresby City, I want to thank all our city residents for ensuring a very peaceful, drama free Christmas period,” Parkop said.

“No arrest was reported. No drunkenness was reported and everyone celebrated Christmas quietly and peacefully.

“This is a major achievement for the city. A record after so many years and I salute and commend you all. Congratulations for achieving this milestone in the history of our City. Well done.”

Mt Hagen rubbish pile annoys Parkop

Parkop, who was in the country’s third city yesterday, urged Mt Hagen residents to be more responsible and city authorities to do more.        

“Piles of rubbish everywhere in Mt Hagen (is) a sad testament to the management of our third city and the values that people in Mt Hagen and WHP subscribe to,” Parkop posted on Facebook.

“It’s about ownership and responsibility. In the villages, wards and districts of Western Highlands Province, they take pride and responsibility and care for their villages.”

Residents warn of rising lawlessness in NCD

Most of them have been taking it straight to social media platforms to tell the public about their ordeals and the threats and attempted holdups whilst moving about the city.

Below is a resident’s post about what took place yesterday whilst she was making her way home.

“Still shocked from the attempted hold up 3 hours ago. God, I could have killed some men on the new Baruni dump road after they attempted to stop the vehicle.

“About six men jumped onto the road, ran towards the car, throwing stones at us.