VIDEO: Calls to cater for vendors

This was stated by the NCDC market planning and contracts supervisor Rex Kuman.


Imelda Wavik with more 

Rental fees for Boroko market

This means daily fees of K2 will no longer be effective when sales begin.

NCD Market Manager, Charlie Pengi, said market spaces will have to be rented according to the number of days a market vendor wants to sell his or her produce.

Pengi said the market spaces are not for the vendor to own and keep for good and depending on the number of days they want to keep selling their produce; they have to pay for that set amount of days.

One day is equivalent to K2.

More markets to be built within NCD

NCD market manager, Charlie Pengi, said this after the opening of the new Boroko market earlier Friday.

Pengi told Loop PNG that plans are currently underway to develop small markets within and around city limits.

“Mushroom and informal markets are popping up everywhere in the city.”

He said NCDC is looking at developing those small markets as well to make sure that the population of market goers is distributed fairly throughout the city.

He added that these markets will mainly focus on fresh produce.

6-month grace period for chewers, vendors

This is to see if residents appreciate the city.

Governor for NCD, Powes Parkop, in a recent post on his social media page, said this is to show if they really care and value the city and not just here to make money.

“I need the vendors and chewers to show they have and are changing. I am not a policeman to chase you all around and compel you all to change! Have some respect and show responsibility.”

He said six months from September, the ban will be put back in place.

Six mile situation contained: Tundu

Loop PNG this morning observed normal flow of traffic with weekend business going about as per usual.

Although yesterday turned sour for some supporters of a winning candidate at the main six mile market, it was noted that situation has been contained by police.

Superintendent for Operations, Fred Tundu says that police have contained the situation and maintaining police presence in the area.

A few incidents of drink driving had also caused inconveniences at the main traffic lights yesterday but Tundu says it has all been taken sorted out.

NCD regional counting results - after count 341

Progressive results are as follows;

  1. Powes Parkop (SDP) - 38, 209
  2. Andy Bawa (IND)- 19,159
  3. Michael Kandiu(IND) - 16,411
  4. Robert Agen(IND ) - 8,047
  5. Paul Paraka (GRUF) - 5,965

So far, counting is slow but is progressing well.

Officials have returned back from recess and will resume with count 342 shortly.

More updates on Loop PNG.

NCD regional progressive results - after count 63

The count currently stands at 64.

Progressive results as of 9am has seen some changes in the top 5 running candidates.

Powes Parkop is still in the lead with 6,686 votes, Andy Bawa with 3,229 votes and Michael Kandiu with 3,081 votes. 

Robert Agen and Jamie Maxton Graham have both dropped out of the top 5 category.

Counting for NCD regional seat progressing well

Officials and scrutineers have signed in and have taken their seats.

The count currently stands at 41 with count 42, 43 and 45 in motion now.

Progressive results as of 12pm today are as follows; Powes Parkop is still in the lead with 4,551votes, Michael Kandiu with 2,159 votes , Andy Bawa with 1,693 votes, Robert Agen trailing in fourth place with 793 votes followed by Jamie Maxton Graham with 681 votes.

Stay tune to more updates on Loop PNG

Slow start to scheduled NCD counting

Counting officials, who turned up as early as 8am, are still waiting to be given access into the counting venue at the Rita Flynn Sporting complex.

Only a handful of Electoral officers are present while heavily armed police personnel man the entrance and parameter of the venue.

Ballot boxes remain locked up at the site.

More updates to follow.

Domestic violence increasing in NCD


The opening of the new FSC building plays a key part in expanding work space to cater for more victims to come and get the much needed help available in the Centre.

FSC Health Extension Officer, Olivia Ephraim said the centre receives 20 new cases every day and this excludes the follow ups.

The centre has four medicals, two HEO’s, three support staffs and councilors’ and three social workers showing a lack in manpower.