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NCD keeps leading the way: New Year presents new opportunities

18th Aug, 20

Papua New Guinea is dubbed as an island of gold floating on the sea of oil and gas. Sadly, the benefits of the rich resources have not been fully translated on the lives of the people and its tangible infrastructures.

Since its Independence in 1975, political leadership has been a challenge to liberate the country out from its doldrums of poverty, corruption, lawlessness, mismanagement, unemployment and poor governance. It should not be tolerated to exacerbate. Also, time should not be wasted to dwell on our past. We have to start somewhere to fulfill our aspirations whilst learning from the past lessons.

In the National Capital District, the municipal government has been doing its best-using resources available at its disposal-to lead the way. If one recalls, NCD Governor Powes Parkop was seeking for re-election for a third-term in office in 2017 under his campaign platform to complete his unfinished job.

And, that is to widen the city’s developments which cannot only boast itself as the real nation’s capital, but also to inspire and motivate other towns and cities emulating its ways to lift and contribute to the bigger outcome of the country. True to his policy platform, the landscape of the city has been further improved to unprecedented levels, especially in terms of infrastructure, urban safety and security, road networks, cleanliness and beautification, parks and gardens, and the construction of iconic buildings, amongst others.

Governor Parkop and the National Capital District Commission have used various programs, projects and interventions to pursue this journey of transformation. The growth of the city is continuing despite the economic downturn. The staff strength and capability of the Commission and the Governor’s Office is as good as the outcomes which have been achieved so far.

Papua New Guinea is dubbed as an island of gold floating on the sea of oil and gas. Sadly, the benefits of the rich resources have not been fully translated on the lives of the people and its tangible infrastructures.

Since its Independence in 1975, political leadership has been a challenge to liberate the country out from its doldrums of poverty, corruption, lawlessness, mismanagement, unemployment and poor governance. It should not be tolerated to exacerbate. Also, time should not be wasted to dwell on our past. We have to start somewhere to fulfill our aspirations whilst learning from the past lessons.

In the National Capital District, the municipal government has been doing its best-using resources available at its disposal-to lead the way. If one recalls, NCD Governor Powes Parkop was seeking for re-election for a third-term in office in 2017 under his campaign platform to complete his unfinished job.

And, that is to widen the city’s developments which cannot only boast itself as the real nation’s capital, but also to inspire and motivate other towns and cities emulating its ways to lift and contribute to the bigger outcome of the country. True to his policy platform, the landscape of the city has been further improved to unprecedented levels, especially in terms of infrastructure, urban safety and security, road networks, cleanliness and beautification, parks and gardens, and the construction of iconic buildings, amongst others.

Governor Parkop and the National Capital District Commission have used various programs, projects and interventions to pursue this journey of transformation. The growth of the city is continuing despite the economic downturn. The staff strength and capability of the Commission and the Governor’s Office is as good as the outcomes which have been achieved so far.