Powes Parkop

Parkop urges residents to be responsible

Speaking during the 42nd Independence celebrations in Port Moresby on Saturday, Parkop urged city residents to stand together and initiate change from bottom to top and top to bottom.

“I am also equally committed to making our city and our country a place of abundant opportunities for our young people with an economy that sustains our nation into the future,” says the Governor.  

VIDEO: NCD Governor subsidizes airfare for Hunters match

Lucky residents who wish to catch the Hunters grand finale showdown live will have their airfares subsidized by NCDC.
Governor Powes Parkop announced this today.


Caroline Ure



​Hunters finals: NCDC subsidises residents’ airfares

Lucky residents who wish to catch the Hunters’ showdown live will have their airfares subsidised by the National Capital District Commission.

This was announced by Governor Powes Parkop today.

The presentation of K75,000 by Governor Parkop to the Air Niugini Management today sealed the airfare subsidy deal.

Under this arrangement, the first 90 residents to book their flight on the special flight PX40005/PX4006 will leave Port Moresby at 7am on Sunday, September 24th, and return the same day, departing Brisbane at 10:15pm.

​Kandiu files petition against Parkop

Kandiu revealed that he has in his possession evidence of swapped ballot papers and seals of ballot boxes that were cut through.

Kandiu came out in the media yesterday, inviting NCD Governor Parkop to come and receive the election petition which was filed in court on the 05th of September.

Kandiu came third in the race for the NCD Regional Seat and says the electoral process is systematically rigged and the Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato, should be held responsible.

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 

NCD Governor launches HB appeal

National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop, launched the appeal today, saying: “By now, everyone in the city and around the country would have learnt of the tragedy that struck our big village of Hanuabada yesterday.

“On behalf of the residents of our city and as an expression of our sympathy and solidarity to the affected families, their relatives and our Motu and Koitabu people, I am launching this appeal.

“Donations can be brought to the City Hall now where my officers will be at the car park to receive and register your donations.

Zero tolerance policy on crime: Parkop

Third-term Governor, Powes Parkop, announced that he is ready to work with the other three MPs to change the nation’s capital.

Parkop made the announcement during the swearing in of three MPs; Sir Mekere Morauta (Moresby North-West), John Kaupa (Moresby North-East) and Justin Tkatchenko (Moresby South) as commissioners for the NCDC.

Parkop was sworn in by senior district court magistrate, Tracey Ganaii, last Thursday (Aug 10) to chair NCDC Building and Physical Planning Board.

Wingti, Pato, Parkop and Kaupa arrive in Alotau

Accompanying him this afternoon from Port Moresby are Wapenamanda MP Rimbink Pato, NCD Governor Powes Parkop and newly elected MP for Moresby North-east John Kaupa.

The arrival of these four members now bring the total to 50 MPs currently in the Alotau camp.

Meantime, the incumbent Prime Minister and Ilaibu Pangia member re-elect, Peter O’Neill will be arriving with other MPs this evening as well.


Loop PNG will be bringing you all the updates straight from Alotau.

Parkop thanks people for trust and confidence


Parkop was officially declared by NCD Election Manager Alwyn Jimmy at Rita Flynn at 11am today.

He was escorted to be declared by Member elect for Moresby-South Justin Tkatchenko.

Parkop signed the Writ witnessed by supporters, counting officials, electoral officials, security personnel and the media.

Meantime, Parkop thanked the people of NCD for having the trust and confidence in him and giving him the mandate to lead a third term in Parliament.

Parkop assured the people that he will continue to do his best to make the city even better.

Parkop retains seat

Parkop reached the absolute majority of 54 864 by just 6 votes polling a total of 54 870 votes after exclusion 35.

Andy Bawa polled 28 025 and Michael Kandiu collected 26 873.

Parkop will be officially declared by NCD Election manager Alwyn Jimmy at Rita Flynn.

His supporters are packed outside the Rita Flynn venue to celebrate his victory.

More to come.