NCD Governor

​Parkop slams buai ban article

An article published on Friday, 5th May, is incorrect.

In a statement released by the office of the NCD Governor, it was announced that since the opening of Koki market last year, the ban would only be partially lifted.

“We also have not allowed betelnut to be sold everywhere in the city as reported by the local daily.”

The statement also mentioned that the revised strategy is to only allow regulated sale on a wholesale and retail basis that is to be sold at approved locations in the city.

National strategy on Gender Based Violence to be launched

The strategy aims to strengthen the work on GBV in order to achieve zero-tolerance towards GBV by 2025 and as per PNG Vision 2050.

The GBV Strategy was endorsed by the National Executive Council on December 15.

Minister for Community Development, Youth and Religion Delilah Gore said the strategy does not reinvent structures and processes.

The GBV strategy builds on existing interventions at national and sub-national level to secure government ownership and a stronger focus on coordination and monitoring for quality.

Trees being pulled to make way for development

However, with expert advice given, some of the palm trees, palms and shrubs have been identified for extraction- 37 to make way for the land works and construction of the Beach park infrastructure.

Twelve of them will also be removed for the construction of the Port Moresby Sewage Project being undertaken through Kumul Consolidated Holdings.

NCD Governor, Powes Parkop says it is best to pull down many of the Casuarina  trees which have lived their life expectancy as they have lived through the Australian colonial period.

Behavior of Police disgusting

Pictures surfaced on social media yesterday (Monday) of a women bleeding from her face and arm after being beaten up, allegedly by police.

The incident took place at the Waigani market at around 9am when police travelling in a state vehicle (identified) drove into the market area and raided vendors.

Speaking to the media today, Parkop said the pictures were horrific and that the behavior of police was unacceptable.

“I just want to join everyone that we are all horrified and you know disgusted at this behavior by our police, this is unacceptable conduct.

NCDC spends K20m on scholarships

As per the statistics and data obtained from the Office of the NCD Governor’s Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) office recently, the TVET scholarship program since its inception in 2009 had seen over 20, 000 students sponsored.

The total amount of funding invested in the young Papua New Guineans under the TVET scholarship program from 2009 to 2016 is K21, 908,708.87.