NCD Governor

Eviction is cruel: Parkop

Parkop said those who carried out the eviction should hang their head in shame.

The Governor said if there was merit to the eviction order, the police should have waited until after the New Year.

“Evicting families during a time of peace and harmony is a cruel act,” he said.

“I will find out and will help resolve the matter if I can.”

Governor’s walk marred by opportunists

Over K2,000 worth of belongings, five people and three motorists were reportedly assaulted on Sunday at different locations.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop described the situation as ‘regrettable’.

He is saddened by what had occurred to residents but he will not let these hooligans stop the weekly walk, which has been going on for over two years.

Responding to this newsroom, the governor reiterated that the walk is for residents to feel they belong.

Parkop confident in Kumuls

Speaking to the media about the PNG LNG Kumuls’ recent match with the Ireland, he said Kumuls have proven their defence against the Ireland team by coming on top and moving further into the preliminary finals.

“I am very confident the PNG LNG Kumuls can go as far as meeting the Australian Kangaroos,” he states.

Parkop’s call to the PNG Kumuls is to have self-belief.

“The opportunity is really out there for us to make history.”

The Governor says he is happy that Port Moresby is part of the history making.

NCD Christmas night programs to continue

The backlash follows experience from previous years where opportunists made the area unsafe for residents during such events.

Parkop, when questioned about residents’ safety, gave his assurance that authorities are doing more than enough to make such night events as safe as possible.

He said no mayor or governor of any city can guarantee absolute safety for their people; authorities can only give assurance that they will do their best by putting security mechanisms in place.

Efficient transport system for NCD on agenda

The Governor revealed this during the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry breakfast today.

Parkop said an improved transportation system was needed so that it minimised or eliminated disruptions to daily transportation needs.

His comments follow the recent strike by PMV operators in the capital city, temporarily shutting down transportation services.

He said plans to introduce a more efficient transportation system had been shelved in the past however, the recent PMV strike was the final straw.

NCD ready to host rugby world cup: Governor

This was stated by NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, during a phone event launch on Sunday.

“The city is ready to host the nations coming in to play against the PNG Kumuls.”

A confident Governor Parkop said the PNG Kumuls might possibly make it to the semi-finals if they train and play hard in their matches.

“We are going to deliver a successful event when the matches will be hosted here in the nation’s capital and we look forward to coming here and experiencing rugby matches the PNG way,” he said.

‘If you are fit and healthy, you’ll do anything’

The MINTT colour walk today was another initiative to promote the safe and healthy city concept in the nation’s capital.

The launch of the MINTT 4G smartphone was incorporated with Sunday Walk for Life. A shorter version of course.

It started at 7am from the Hubert Murray stadium, down past the harbour city, following the ring road and back to the stadium.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop was impressed with the turnout.

Two petitions filed against Parkop

Runner-up Michael Kandiu and former top cop, Andy Bawa both filed petitions, disputing Governor Parkop’s win.

In the petition filed by Kandiu, the former NCD Metropolitan Superintendent, Ben Turi and former Assistant Returning Officer in the NCD Regional seat, Bale Kavanamur, amongst others have been summoned to give evidence in the trial.

Kandiu is alleging errors and omission during the scrutiny process and illegal practices against Parkop.

VIDEO: Parkop condemns Konga killing

Governor Parkop said he was shocked and horrified at the manner in which Mr Konga was killed; in execution style.
He said this type of horrific killing has no place in our society and a trend that has to be stopped immediately.


Carolyn Ure with more 

Do not panic, NCD public advised

He said he was equally concerned and petrified by the news but after confirming with the Police Commissioner, the security company was engaged early this year to train our special police force units.

“Due to public scare and this being election time, such presence can be very misleading and can lead to people making lots of unwarranted claims to create instability in the city.”