Powes Parkop

Women Urged To Mobilise For Equal Participation

In a recent meet, he urged women leaders in PNG to come together to ensure their voice is heard. His call comes at a time when a bill on establishing five proposed reserved seats for women was shelved for the next term in Parliament.
 
Governor Parkop spoke during a workshop themed ‘Practice Parliament for Aspiring Women’ leaders recently on public speaking, debate policy issues relevant to their voters and mock Parliament, saying the current Parliament lacks female representation, which speaks volumes about the kind of men folk there are in the country.
 

Parkop Backs Central Hospital

In a show of unity, the Governor together with Central Province Governor, Robert Agarobe were present at the ground-breaking ceremony of the new hospital.  

Governor Parkop said health facilities in the city are inadequate to cater for the city’s increasing population as well as that of Central and Gulf Provinces.

CPL Host NCD Vaccination

Stop N Shop at Central Waigani started with the first vaccination in front of the shop yesterday.

A moment of silence was observed in remembrance of the front line health workers in PNG who have passed away with infections from COVID-19, including a medical doctor.

During the opening of the vaccination rollout from CPL Group CEO Navin Raju, expressed gravity of the situation on COVID-19 vaccination by referring to a report from New York Times that PNG is listed 149th out of 160 countries (Vaccination coverage).

Parkop Forges Partnership With Samuel

Both leaders made the commitment at Samuel’s recent swearing-in, on the NCDC Board.

Governor Parkop who is the NCDC Board Chairman, said former MPs for the Moresby North West electorate did not partner with him to deliver goods and services to the people. 

He added that the commitment announced would mean a paradigm shift in service delivery.  

“Us working together to deliver outcomes for the people of Moresby North-West is the most paramount of priorities. We are one team and we need to deliver together,” Parkop said.

Climate Change Campaign Launched

The program is part of NCD’s campaign for 2021 World Environment Day in Port Moresby.  This is the first event to start a weeklong series of events highlighting efforts in support of World Environment Day theme ‘Ecosystem Restoration’.

Support environment conservation

Parkop expressed his concerns during a Press Conference hosted by the Minister for Environment Conservation and Climate Change, Wera Mori in Port Moresby.

Recently while focusing on issues of Climate Change affecting Bougainvlle, Parkop raised concerns about the degradation of the forests, expressing that not enough is being done about its conservation. 

Parkop slams GST decision

Governor Parkop said the decision by Sam Koim is legally and ethically wrong.

On 22nd of April, Commissioner Koim while announcing the decision said IRC previously allowed NCD to distribute the GST component to the two provinces and Motu Koita, however has been inconsistent resulting in the decision.

Upgraded COVID-19 strategies for NCD

Responding to misinformation on social media, taskforce chairman and NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, said the COVID-19 pandemic is real.

“We must accept that it’s here. The sooner we accept and come to terms the better and faster we can respond and reduce and eliminate infection and transmission,” said Governor Parkop.

We can all help to stop the spread if we undertake the following protocol:

Governor expresses disbelief at young woman’s killing

The story was widely spread on social media yesterday (June 24th) after the Port Moresby General Hospital head of emergency, Dr Sam Yockopua, highlighted the bruises and fractures she suffered before her death on the night of June 23rd.

Dr Yockopua said: “It was obvious that she had been tied forcefully, her hands and feet showed all features suggesting how strongly the ropes were tied to the back.

Governor Parkop assures Central people

Parkop called on Port Moresby residents to respect the central people and let them have access to the markets and services available in the city.

“When Central people come in, they are entitled to go to market, entitled to go to the hospital, to go to the schools, to go to allocated government services that is here that will have benefit to both National Capital and Central province. I want to make that very clear.”