The National- Friday, January 21, 2011
By KEVIN TEME
THE Port Moresby Suburban Sports Association will be one of the first to share its takings by allocating K2,000 to its of each affiliates.
The funds will be disbursed to its members through the office of the National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop.
Deputy city manager Honk Kiap said yesterday that the concept of the suburban league competition started from scratch but had grown over the years to what was today.
He said it had grown from strength to strength with strong leadership and people handling the funds were transparent and accountable in their dealings.
“No one had a dream of bringing the concept to where it is now but I thank you, Billy Aki and your crew for a job well done. We congratulate you and will always support you in bringing the suburban sports to another level,” Kiap said.
Currently, there are 16 teams affiliated to the association and the funds will go towards supporting them.
Under the stewardship of Aki, the concept had proven successful with most youths in the NCD participating in sporting activities rather than engaging in petty crimes and causing social problems in the community.
Parkop also lived up to his commitment by pledging K32,000 for work to begin at the Bomana College oval.
Aki urged clubs to take responsibility and manage teams efficiently.
“Without the sponsorship from Parkop, SP Brewery, Rimbunan Hijau and others, we would not have come this far.
“I thank you all on behalf of my executives and club presidents and the youths we can now enjoy better football in our communities,” Aki said.