National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop has reaffirmed his commitment to end violence and create a much safer city for women and girls in the city.
He made the pledge to reinforce what has already become part of his six-point strategic action plan for the city.
Governor Parkop, a strong advocate of gender balance and safer city for women folk, is joining the world yet again this year to commemorate the International Women’s Day which falls on March 8 annually.
Last month he donated a proceed of K200, 000 from his inaugural Gala Ball at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby to six Safe Houses in the city.
“We will not tolerate any behaviour that reduces the decency and respect towards women including violence and harassment.
“During my tenure in office, we have managed to reduce street violence and civil unrest in the city by nearly 60%. It remains as one of my major priorities to completely eradicate crime and violence in the city,” said Mr Parkop.
He assured city dwellers he would put a stop to bad behaviours that seek to destroy the city’s reputation, citing betelnut spittle, harassments in public places and the culture of graffiti.
In the long run, Governor Parkop wants all our safe houses to be put out of business and for women and girls to be free to walk around and
feel safe. A city that is safe for women and girls is a safe city for all.
He asked everyone to join him in this call to bring back peace, respect and harmony to create a safer and amazing city for all.