NCD Governor

Parkop denies affair

Parkop in a text message to this newsroom said nothing is going on between him and Bazari and that they were not married.

Allegations of their affair rose after a video leaked onto social media claiming that huge amount of money amounting to K250,000 was paid to Bazari by NCDC.

The video involved the former City Manager Leslie Alu in an interview with someone (named) who released the amount paid by NCDC to Yoga instructor Fazilah Bazari.

Alu apologises

The former NCD City Manager issued an online apology as well as outlined the process and fund allocation given to the Yoga/Walk for Life program.


His online response reads:

“This is my response to the online articles in pngblog by a faceless person who used a hidden camera to record a casual friendly conversation posed as a good friend but had hidden motives behind this recording.

Fazila Bazira responds to allegations

Fazila Bazari in response to queries raised by this news room relating to the leaked footage claiming the yoga instructor was paid that much in a month, has bashed these claims stating that it is tactic to ruin her reputation.  

She said sometimes people try to expose what’s wrong with a program because they cannot handle what is right about it; adding that as far as she is concerned she has followed the protocol of engagement, delivered outcomes and provided report and acquitals to every kina that was received.

Parkop on Alu Video

The Governor says the leak in information of monthly funds for the Yoga guru, Fazilah Bazari can be acquitted for before the commission.

The governor although refusing to comment on the video – stated that he has nothing to hide and the monthly payment of money which stands at a K3 million annual payment is commissioned for.

The governor was contacted by this newsroom in relation to a leaked video posted on a social media page, PNG Blogs, showing the former NCD city manager Lesie Alu being interviewed.

Parkop expresses concern

And this has not settled well with some.

NCD governor, Powes Parkop, is one who expressed concern on this.

He said in times like this, disaster management should always refer back to the three Rs;

Relief, Rehabilitation and Restoration.

"Relief should be instant, but four days have gone by already. And I'm not happy that we're slow," he said.

The Governor said tourist overseas have also indicated interest to contribute towards the earthquake appeal.

Land reforms expected in NCD

Tkatchenko says he will be working with the NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, to address the land issues in NCD.

He said before his appointment, he as Moresby South MP and Governor Parkop pushed hard to secure land in the city for the resident but were met with many setbacks.

But today, as the Minster responsible, they are going to do the right thing for the people.

For years the NCD Governor had pushed for a separate land board so that the Planning Division in NCD could properly map out the city’s development.

Leaders pay tribute to Kato

“We share this time of sadness and grief with the immediate family of the Late Kato Ottio, truly humble individual and a rugby league icon and champion.

“Our condolences also to the Rugby League fraternity on the loss of a very promising young talent and a great ambassador of the game.

Both leaders urged citizens to refrain from making assumptions at this early stage adding that it is very important that the cause of death is priority, and a complete investigation is conducted.

Parkop: PMV issues to be worked on

The Governor said that he and the NCDC management are adamant to draw up amicable solutions to offer cheap, affordable and uninterrupted public transport system.

“In the last 10 years I have been giving excuses and shifting the responsibility of public transport entirely to the Department of Transport.

“I have to work with the Minister and the Department and if we can get the powers to NCDC, we will do that” Parkop said.

He added they will work with the PMV owners and operators to deliver a better service, a service that is reliable and efficient.

2018 anticipated to be good for NCD

This concept will be applied to close the disparity that has existed in the city for the last 4 decades.

The NCD Governor Powes Parkop said the city’s way forward is outlined in 4 clearly articulated goals;

•             Improve peace and security in the city

•             Modernize Motu Koita Villages

•             Upgrade settlements to proper suburbs

•             And improve the conditions of existing suburbs

Parkop: Driver must be charged

The car – a Toyota grande – is believed to be from the NCD governor’s office, according to the Traffic Police.

As per witnesses, the heavily intoxicated driver drove out the intersection at Vulupindi Haus during the early hours of December 24th.

Instead of turning left towards the traffic lights, he drove straight towards the opposite side of the road.

The vehicle slightly hit the bustop stand before crashing head-on into the fence of the stadium propelling onto the beach volleyball court and going right under the benches.