By Mickey Kavera – EM TV News, Port Moresby
The limited space at the only public cemetery in nine mile Port Moresby National Capital District has highlighted the need for an alternative to burying the deceased.
National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop says, there is an acute shortage of land at the nine mile cemetery.
He encouraged the idea of cremation as the best option to this land shortage.
“We may not be used to the idea, but we can subscribe to it.
“This will save money and save land.
“I am comfortable with cremation, in fact I have been telling my family that if I die, I want my body to be cremated,” Parkop said.
He said, the nine mile cemetery is under the authority of the National Capital District Commission and there are plans to improve the cemetery.
There have been numerous complaints from the public regarding the upkeep of the cemetery in recent weeks.
Governor Parkop said, he is aware of some of the complaints and assured city residents who use the cemetery that the commission will look into the complaints raised.