Governor Parkop commended city residents for a peaceful celebration in the city.

The three-day amazing Port Moresby Independence Festivals ended on a remarkable note with spectacular fireworks last evening. 

The spectacular fireworks lit up the skies above the Independence Drive, National Parliament and, National Museum and Arts Gallery in the city during the evening as residents flocked to take a glimpse. 

It was a day-long celebration to mark PNG's 44th Independence Anniversary. In the city, celebrations started from Saturday giving city residents 3 days of festivities.  

At Independence Boulevard, Anslom, Sorong-Samarai band, and Trio Papua mesmerized and entertained city dwellers including the children band from various schools in the city.  

Other amazing performances were also staged. 

Trio Papua of Jayapura belting out their numbers at the Independence Boulevard last night

During the wee hours on Monday morning at the Independence Hill outside the Parliament, State Ministers, the Speaker Job Pomat, NCD Governor Powes Parkop, President of ABG Fr John Momis, and senior government officials joined Prime Minister James Marape for the flag raising ceremony.  

The events followed with the first of its kind in National Independence Parade in the presence of the Prime Minister and President Momis.

It was a spectacular parade  that saw uniformed bodies, RPNGP, PNGDF, Scouts, Fire Brigade, Water Police, St Johns Ambulance, cultural groups from 22 provinces courtesy of Tourism Promotion Authority and all the school children from around NCD schools to honor and salute the country’s 44th Independence.  

Celebrations were staged at seven other locations at the courtesy of NCDC, NCD Governor's Office and Moresby North-East DDA. 

At Era Kone, fireworks were also spectacular last evening. During the day, it was full of fun fare comprising of juggling, music concert, display of cultural diversities from all 22 provinces and sky diving with our National Flag that entertained everyone with a patriotic feeling.

Governor Parkop commended city residents for a peaceful celebration in the city.

September 17, 2019