By Jack Lapauve Jnr – EMTV News, Port Moresby
NCD Governor Powes Parkop believes settlements must be turned into suburbs so people can enjoy a high quality of life.
He was speaking at the launch of Nautana Development Union association yesterday(September 14), at Nautana, near Port Moresby.
570 block holders from the settlement have come to together to eradicate crime and provide socio-economic opportunities for all.
The Policy to change settlements into suburbs was left unattended in the past 10 years, with political will by all Open Members of NCD and the National Government; settlements will be converted to suburbs.
Speaking during the event, Governor Parkop backed the political will to improve the lives of people settling on the fringes of the City. The intention to change the status of settlements will coincide with the establishment of the Nautana Development Association. This will see proper sewerage systems built, zoning of recreational parks, proper streets, and electricity and water supply for the community.
The small community believes forming the Development Association will be a vehicle for change. Community leaders say crime can be eradicated with youths and a working population educated for better change and status of the City.
The project is also supported by North East MP John Kaupa, and Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko.