City continues to bring fences down

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National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop says all razor wire and Colorbond fences around the capital city will be removed.
This call comes two weeks after contractors removed the razor wire fence at Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s Touaguba residence on March 14.
When asked by The National to give an update onthe implementation of the fencing policy, including the removal of a Colorbond fence at a property near Islander Village, Parkop could only say: “The fence will be removed.”
Parkop had also said earlier that no one would be exempted from the fencing policy, including judges.
City manager Bernard Kipit did not respond to queries on the cost of implementing the fencing policy, and the number of contractors engaged in it.
He said on March 14 that they were now targeting the homes of ministers and MPs which still had razor wire fences.
The removal of razor wire and Colorbond fences around the capital city began in 2006 as part of a 10-point plan in City Hall’s fencing policy.
“We’ve done a lot of removal of razor wire fences in other houses too, but we are now continuing the exercise,” Kipit said.