PORT MORESBY: “Today its business as usual for us in Port Moresby as normalcy has been restored in the city” assured National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop.
He made this assurance after meeting the Members of the Security Force together with National Parliament Speaker Hon Job Pomat,Minister for Finance Hon James Marape, Minister for Police Hon. Jelta Wong,Minister for Agriculture Hon Benny Allan, Minister for Housing Hon John Kaupa and Minister for Immigration Hon Petrus Thomas this afternoon at Sir John Guise Stadium.
Government has agreed to settle the allowances as soon as possible and we all agreed to return to duties to restore calm and normalcy to the city with immediate effect!
Mr Parkop said the issue of allowances of security officers providing security during the APEC meeting, is being resolved by the National Government and all the relevant agencies.
He added that the public should go about their businesses as usual.
According to him, K10 million was released and is being processed to be disbursed as soon as possible. This is a matter that is purely administrative.
Schools should return to normal, shops should open and offices and business should operate as normal instantly. There is no cause for concern or worry.
I call on everyone not to rely on rumors and fake news to cause an alarm and incite fear unnecessarily.
The event yesterday is regrettable but it’s under control and there is no reason to be fearful any more.