Powes Parkop

Climate Change remains a threat: Parkop

These were remarks made by NCD Governor Powes Parkop at the 2nd Climate Change Summit, which concluded in Port Moresby today.

Governor Parkop said the summit brought out the importance of the commitment that was made by the government to protect the natural environment.

“I want to remind all of us again about our commitment towards addressing climate change one of which is the Paris Agreement; what we Papua New Guineans have (committed) to the Paris Agreement.

Village resort supports mangrove rehab project

NCD Governor Powes Parkop, staff of Total Energies, stakeholders, and village chiefs gathered at Koke Hanua Resort in support of this vital initiative. 

This collaborative effort with Koke Hanua Resort, a family-owned establishment by Ulato Avei, owner and General Manager, aims to regrow and restock mangroves to enhance resilience against tidal waves and safeguard mangrove species and habitats from human activities.

Trekking for tourism

The Remembrance Day 3-Day Trekking holds profound importance as it commemorates the moment when PNG soldiers united as a cohesive force, transcending tribal and clan boundaries for the first time.

The battle of Kokoda symbolized the convergence of two nations - Australia and PNG.

PNG Hosts Simultaneous Ceremony of the Coronation

The ceremony was conducted simultaneously with the live coronation ceremony in London, United Kingdom, to showcase the country's profound appreciation for the monarchy and its membership in the Commonwealth.

Parkop emphasized the significance of being a member of the Commonwealth, not to extend the British Empire but to establish a community of nations based on shared values and history.

All services are for Central people too: Parkop

Governor Parkop made this pledge during a presentation of materials recently in Sorgeri for local business owners of camp sites and guest houses.

Deputy Central Governor Willie Vave suggested the need for a district office for Central Province, to which Governor Parkop expressed his willingness to partner with Iduhu to achieve this.

Governor Parkop also announced that funds have been allocated to build markets in the area, and it is up to Iduhu and his team to determine their location.

Transforming Boroko to former glory

Speaking during the opening of the meeting, Governor Parkop reminisced on Boroko being the commercial and entertainment hub of the city in the 1980s. He wished to bring it back to its glory days and make it a livable CBD.

Governor Parkop said it had become a great concern to him personally and as the elected representative.

He assured stakeholders that NCDC is committed to returning Boroko to its former glory, saying it can be delivered in collaboration.

Strategic presentations were made by relevant members of the NCDC’s top management.

Parkop: Improve the lives of women

Data from across the country shows that women and girls still face enormous challenges, including the high risk that they will be a victim of sexual or physical violence in their lifetimes, that they may die while trying to give birth and often cannot access necessary health services, and that they still have difficult accessing a proper education or finding a job that pays enough.

Governor Parkop resumes duties

In a statement, the Governor expressed gratitude for the support he received during his recovery and thanked everyone who had sent their good wishes.  

"I am grateful to be alive and thank God for giving me another chance to serve the people of NCD and our nation," he said.  

"As I have always said, let us rise as One People, One City, and heading towards One Future." 

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.