Posted By Staff Reporter
Customary landowners of Port Moresby, especially within the city, have been assured they will NOT be left behind with current developments taking place in the city.
National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop says, they have paid a high price for the city, and it's his intention to ensure they are taken care off.
Mr. Parkop said this when witnessing the Letter of Intent between the PNG Ports Corporation, Independent Public Business Corporation, and Curtain Brothers on Friday, where the parties agreed for the sale and relocation of the Port Moresby Wharf to Motukea.
He says, there's already a program in place to convert all settlements in the nation's capital into recognized suburbs with proper amenities, and that the same must be accorded the villagers within the city.
"Equally, we cannot leave the villagers behind. The villagers have to be upgraded and become modern villages.
"And that means, all the basic amenities of a modern city must be provided to the villagers including converting all their houses to become quality decent houses for our people, and they deserve it.
"Our local people have paid a high price for the city and it's only fair that we assist them to have a decent life into the future.
"All of us who have come to live in the city and make it our home , both corporate and individual, plus our local people moving forward together."
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