NCD warns smugglers of mustard as new cases arise

And he's warned people to refrain from bringing the mustard stick into the capital city.

This call follows new reports of mustard  bags being confiscated by NCD officials last week.

Komboi says the mustard is an integral part of the buai chewing process and as such it will not be tolerated.

PNG Loop spoke with Michael Mon, a duty officer at the NCD Tarpot area who said this morning alone under the cover of rain, a car tried to smuggle ten bags of mustard into the city but was intercepted by NCD officers at the Erima area.

Buai ban operations cut back

Buai Ban Controller Honk Kiap tells PNG Loop that while the city has seen a general clean up in image in the long run the issue has more to do with the consumers than the sales man and woman.

Kiap admits there is a need for a review on how the city can effectively approach the issue.

Kiap says officers are aware of the re-emergence of buai markets at Gerehu, Morata, Taurama and Hanuabada but are rethinking their strategy in light of constraints.

Vendor: Confusion on NCDC ban

But the 54 year old father of three says that unlike his Buai (betelnut) peddling partners he is still being targeted by the NCD foot patrol crew.

Hare claims that he has lost almost K1500 worth of merchandise in the past four months because of the “constant harassment’’ that he has had to face from the NCD enforcement officers who have been abusing him often.

He claims that at one stage they held him up after a good weekend of sales and walked off with almost K800 in cash as well as a full carton of eggs.

Governor praises people for ensuring good Games

Addressing reporters a short time ago, Parkop said he would like to see a balance of the investment in the city in terms of development with the social aspect such as the community and their livelihood.

He outlined major infrastructure development and economic development to also go hand in hand to help the people progress.

Parkop says that the city of Port Moresby has a challenge to look after the world class sporting infrastructure as custodians of such venues.


NCDC to provide shuttle service to all games venues

Co-ordinator of the NCDC Pacific Games Secretariat, Frank Aku said; “The shuttle service is to allow as many residents as possible to see the Games.”

It is the ‘ParknRide’ program of the NCDC for the Games in which 19 buses will be used to cover all Games venues in the city.

The program was initiated to control the flow of people and traffic during the two-week regional sporting event which begins on July 4.

“The whole idea of ParknRide is to control traffic and avoid traffic congestions in all Games venues including the Games village,” he said.

Stop denying law and order issues – Barker

Director Paul Barker says NCD Governor Powes Parkop may like to think that Port Moresby is safer but major business houses and residents do not think so.

He says razor barbed wiring around people’s premises is a reflection of the concern felt by the community for their own safety and security.

Barker says in order to make residents feel safe, one has to address the law and order situation in the city.

Parkop: Razor wire ban to stay

This was his response to security concerns voiced by city residents after razor wiring around their premises were taken down by NCDC workers.

Parkop claims the city is now safer than it used to be in the 80s and the 90s and those property owners therefore did not need to keep “these ugly” illegal razor wires any more.

He says razor barbed  wires are illegal and residents and business houses did not get approval from the Building Board before installing it around their premises.

City chiefs silent so far on razor wire issue

Last Friday PNG Loop sent a list of questions seeking answers from Alu and Parkop however both failed to respond.

Alu had flown out of Port Moresby and Parkop said he would respond to these concerns this week.

Why are we pretending that Port Moresby is safe? This is the question asked by many city residents who have watched as the National Capital District Commission workers took down razor wiring around residents' premises.