A list of projects, developments and success stories in the Nation's Capital, Port Moresby from 2012 to 2017 when Powes Parkop was the Governor for NCD.
1). Expanded the City physically, socially and economically especially with massive infrastructure development in partnership with National Government including many new roads, flyover and world class sporting facilities.
2). Successfully hosted the Pacific Games in Port Moresby.
3). Successfully hosted the FIFA under 20 Women's World Cup.
4). Gave pre-employment skills to over 16,000 young people under the Urban Youth Employment Program costing over K30m. Some getting full time and part time jobs.
5). Expanded the Technical and Vocational Education Training scholarship program to over 10,000 young men and women.
6). Awarded over K8 million in college and university subsidy to over 5,000 young men and women from the City and provided more subsidy to students in private colleges and schools.
7). Upgraded classroom infrastructure in most primary school in Moresby South in partnership with Moresby South including K2m upgrading of KilaKila Secondary school covering 22 classroom and assembly hall.
8). In partnership with Moresby South and Moresby North East we jointly funded and connected many communities in the two Districts with water including the Dogura to Gereka Community and also Taurama communities with the road constructions there.
9). Upgraded Kaugere Clinic to be a health Center and in the process of upgrading Kirakira Clinic to similar level in partnership with Moresby South.
10). In partnership with Moresby South we built over 7 markets including the Fish Market and Koki Market.
11). We upgraded and sealed many roads in the City at over K200m in all three districts in the City including Motu Koitabu Villages.
12). We joined the Active City Program as one of the 7 selected cities of the World to promote safe, clean, healthy and smart cities using physical activity in partnership and collaboration with the International Olympic Committee ( IOC).
13). We launched the strategic plan to respond to and reduce gender based violence (GBV) including setting up and funding a secretariat to work with Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee who are at the frontline of effort to respond to and deal with GBV.
14). Upgraded Charles Lawanga high School to a secondary school.
15). Launched and rolled out the container shop program in partnership with Super Value Shops to economically empower Motu and Koitabu people.
16). In partnership with Moresby South we built community centers at Pari Village and Joyce Bay.
17). Impose the Buai Ban policy as a means of changing attitudes and habits as part of our effort to promote and protect the key and ONLY asset the City has and that is its image, reputation and positive values and virtues.
18). In partnership with UNWomen we launched the Safe City program with Meri Safe Busses and the behavior change program, SANAP WANTAIM to make Port Moresby a safe city for women and girls. Worked with Bomana Prison Juvenile Youth from Correctional Service
19). Provided skills training and creative movement to non-academic youth who are at risk and vulnerable to explore creative arts like performances, arts, offering them community service around the city as change agents.
20). Worked with the Juvenile Youth from the correctional service to make them included and allowed to partake in city events and walk every once a month as part of their rehabilitation program and perform at international days.
21). Promoted, funded and supported the Red Cross, the Cervical Cancer Foundation, the Professional Women in Business and Small to Medium Scale Business development (SME) for macro financing and the Women's Trade Center for SME's to sell their goods.
Although Parkop has delivered services, he is facing a major challenge from two rival candidates Ango and Agen
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ANJO AND AGEN - TWO OF THE BIGGEST THREATS TO HON. POWES PARKOP FOR THE NCD GOVERNOR POST - 2017 NGE.