Posted By Staff Reporter
The National Capital District Commission (NCDC), stands ready to assist betel-nut sellers in the Nations Capital, by travelling to the Ruburugo Market in the Central Province and buying in bulk and later selling them at the retail market, at Laloki, on the outskirts of Port Moresby.
N-C-D Governor, Powes Parkop, said this when commenting on the current total betel-nut ban in the City, at the Laloki check point, yesterday.
He says, they will be doing this, in a bid to bring the betel-nut closer to the buyers and relieve them from the fear of being attacked or robbed, when travelling to the Central Province.
Governor Parkop says, the ban is effective as of January 1st, but, sellers in the city have been given until the 7th, to sell off all they have in stock, or face prosecution, if they continue to defy the ban, after the set date.
He says, he is not asking too much from the people and expects them to cooperate and abide by this ban, to keep Port Moresby City clean.
Governor Parkop says, he has requested police to set up a check point at the Laloki Bridge, to stop people from bringing betel-nut into the city.
Both Police and City Rangers will man the check point on a rotational basis
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