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NCD Women vendors raise concern over harassment from City Rangers


The Port Moresby-based Southern Highlands Women’s Association has raised the issue of being attacked by National capital District Commission officers also known as City Rangers when marketing.

The officers are employed by the National Capital District Commission to enforce city laws such as the Betel-nut Ban.

But the association asked Governor Powes Parkop to look into the attacks they get from city rangers while marketing store goods or  fresh produce.

Southern Highlands Women Association was launched two years ago to bring together women from SHP to help support each other in business and also airing issues affecting them. Recently at Murray barracks they aired their views to Governor Powes Parkop, and Member for Moresby South Justin Tkatchenko.

Better and safer market spaces where high on their agenda. Governor Parkop responded saying that some bans such like the Beetle-nut Ban was for the good of the city.

Meanwhile Member for Moresby South said that in his district he has tried to make safer markets a priority, and also gave a space for the women association at the district office.


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