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The Amazing Port Moresby Festival of a Thousand Tribes show concluded on a high note at Murray Barracks this evening, highlighting a million different journeys in one destination.

NCDC, in collaboration with the PNG Defence Force, Royal PNG Constabulary, PNG Tourism Promotion Authority, National Cultural Commission, and other stakeholders, successfully executed the inaugural show with no security incidents.

NCDC through its Amazing Port Moresby Directorate together with PNGTPA plan to develop the show into a tourist attraction for the city.

The event provided a platform for 22 provincial cultural groups, embodying the city's status as home to a thousand tribes and cultures, 860 languages, and a gateway to the rest of PNG.

Additionally, the show allowed NCDC to achieve its goals of a safe, clean, healthy, and planned city.

Second Lieutenant Simon Tunga, Officer in charge of Operations at Murray Barracks, expressed gratitude for their partnership with NCDC and other stakeholders in hosting the show for the first time.

He commended NCD Governor Hon. Powes Parkop and NCDC Management on behalf of the Soldiers at the Barracks and the Defence Force, anticipating a bigger, safer 50-year Golden Jubilee festival through continued collaboration.

In line with their efforts to ensure a safe celebration, Lieutenant Tunga noted that his colleagues adhered to NCDC rules and regulations, including the ban on betel nut inside the venue, and everything proceeded smoothly.

He expressed appreciation for the public's compliance and respect for the security personnel's duties, looking forward to maintaining it throughout the program.

Serah Sei, a team leader of the Engan SiliMuli Dancers, extended gratitude to NCD Governor, NCDC management, and stakeholders for hosting the event in a secure and safe environment.