City’s growth relies on board’s decisions

The National,Wednesday June 15th, 2016

THE growth of Port Moresby depends on decisions made by the National Capital District Commission building board, city manager Leslie Alu says.
He told members of the NCDC building board, who were sworn into office at the City Hall yesterday, that their decisions in approving applications for the building and construction industry were critical towards the city’s future look.
“The challenge will be for the next three years of your board membership which starts today (yesterday) where you will be making important decisions which in many ways, will impact the building and construction industry within NCD,” Alu said.
“It has been a while since we last had a board meeting as applications from the building and construction industry are still coming in and waiting to be processed.
“We’ve had complaints that we were not doing our job and that is because we did not have a board in place to give approval since mid last year.
While acknowledging the professions of each member of the board, Alu urged them to work together to lift the building and construction industry to new heights.
“The city is expanding and the decisions you make impact its outlook.”
The board members are Sir Luciano Cragnolini as chairman, Bruce Nicholson (deputy chairman), Clemence Kanau, Kesley Mune, Leslie Alu, Hamish George, Lawrence Stocks, Nathan Pok, Vaghi Gairowagga and Nelson Yano.
The alternate board members are Kilawin Mere Oala, Augerea Kila, Simon Vai, David Gole and Casper Morong.
The members were sworn into office by NCD district magistrate Jimmy Tapat.