By Staycey Yalo – EMTV News, Port Moresby
As host of almost a third of the world’s tropical rainforest, Papua New Guinea has a moral obligation and a responsibility to the next generation and the entire world to do all it can to protect and conserve the rainforest and its natural environment.
NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, made this statement on Friday (June 1) when announcing the city’s plan and preparation for the forthcoming World Environment Day on the 5th of June 2018.
Governor Parkop also made a call on the National Government to declare June 5th a National Day of Action to Protect the Environment; making it a public holiday where people can do public clean-ups, beautify the environment, and plant trees.
This Sunday’s Walk for Life will be carried out under a theme to promote World Environment Day; Walk for Our Environment, the source of our life.
An open invitation was extended to staff and the Board of National Forestry Authority, CEPA, Department of Mining and Energy to join the clean-a-thon that took place today and Walk For Life tomorrow (June 3) – as these are State agencies who can further NCDC’s efforts to protect our national environment.
Other Government Departments and agencies, private sector, churches, NGOs and all other stakeholders were also invited to join NCDC in its conservation efforts.
“I appeal to all residents to join me in the celebrations by cleaning our suburbs, villages and settlements to make it a clean and a beautiful place to live and to show our commitment to protect our natural environment” NCD Governor Powes Parkop had said.
The theme for this year is ‘Beating Plastic Pollution.’