Parkop: No capacity to Control Sale of Alcohol in the City

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By Jack Lapauve Jr, EMTV – Port Moresby

NCD Governor, Powes Parkop, says there is no control over the sale and consumption of alcohol in settements and suburban parts of the city.

Governor Parkop told EMTV News there is a ban in place but no capacity to implement this ban. Governor Parkop made these comments in response to questions raised over the rise in rape and violence in the city.

Parkop said the city administration would clamp down by controlling the sale of alcohol in settlements and parts of the city. He condemned the recent rape cases, stating that women should not be seen as sex objects.

“Women must be seen as unequal partners in development,” Governor Parkop said.

Parkop said men could achieve many great things by seeing women and girls as partners in development.

“Men need to think openly and have respect for women,” Parkop said.

He added that NCDC Management and the NCDC Liquor License Committee would be working closely to combat alcohol abuse in the city.

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