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Central Command Launch Christmas And New Year Police Operations




NCD – Central Command has launched its Christmas and New Year operation yesterday at the Jack Pidik Oval at five mile with the intention to ensure a safe and peaceful Christmas and new year celebration.


Assistant commissioner of police Chief Superintendent David Yamasombi remind the police officers to stand on the oath  they made in providing protection and safety for the public.

Source: Post-Courier

Boroko Market Safer Than Gordon

Central Vendors At The New Boroko Market Only Have Words Of Praise For The Security Personnel Who Have Been Doing A Tremendous Job Keeping The Vendors Safe Inside And Outside The Vicinity Of The Market.





Central vendors at the new Boroko market only have words of praise for the security personnel who have been doing a tremendous job keeping the vendors safe inside and outside the vicinity of the market.


“Boroko Market is the best, security wise,” said a spokesperson of the Central Market Vendors during a Wholesale Vendors in NCD and Central Province consultative meeting with NCDC to discuss relevant issues.


“We were victims at Gordon market, our female folks were the  main victims but here they can trade without fear.”


The infamous Gordon market which is known for the notorious activities from bag snatching to hold ups was closed for renovation forcing vendors, including the Central Vendors who bring bags of fresh food to sell to the retailers to be relocated with other vendors to the Boroko market.


Meanwhile, Fletcher Morobe has been engaged as the design and build contractor of the project which will see the construction of a two-storey structure to cater for more than 1500 registered vendors. The K30 million redevelopment will also include cafes and kiosks, spacious parking area, food court, play ground, a space for informal vendors, landscaping of and a one-way traffic system.

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During Q & A (Question and Answers) time on NBC radio, the Prime Minister supported the ‘one house one family’ policy by intending candidate for NCD Regional Mr Steven Kilage and described the concept as a very good initiative.
“Let me say that when the PNC –led government has the opportunity to lead our government in 2017 onwards, after the elections, I can assure you that we are quite prepared to sit down with him, get his thoughts on what he’s planning and how he’s going to roll out that policy,” O’Neill said.

Mr O’Neill said one of the things that interested him personally was about public housing issues.

He said we couldn’t afford to allow our citizens to continue to live in squatters all around the nation and assured the national that between 2017 and 2018 his government would enter into a resettlement program for all settlers through a public housing program.

“That means government must get into building low-cost housing, affordable housing to Papua New Guineans so they can be able to live in urban areas in public housing programs,” he said.

PM O’Neill said such models were similar to what countries like Australia rolled out in the 1960s and 70s and even UK and many other countries.

Parkop Plans to Transform NCD into a ‘21st Century City’

August 11, 2017

The National

NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop plans to transform Port Moresby over the next five years into a “21st century city”.

“We cannot be complacent anymore. We cannot continue to give excuses or be mediocre about the quality of life and standard of living in our city, the status of infrastructure and so on.


“We’ve got to do a quantum leap – not just for the city but for the rest of the nation. The rest of the nation needs a major inspiration. They need to believe that a better future is possible. We’ve given them that possibility over the last nine to 10 years.


“We can absolutely do more and even better. That’s what I would like to see in the next five years. I want us to bring our city into the 21st Century. “We can do it. There’s no reason why we can’t do it. We have all the possibilities with us now. We have the experience.”
He was sworn as governor yesterday by Magistrate Tracy Ganaii.
The other NCD MPs are expected to be sworn in today.
Parkop said there were still some hurdles to overcome.
“There are some things that we must have zero-tolerance for,” he said.