The National,Friday20January 2012
By JASON GIMA WURI
DIGICEL has lent its support behind the Port Moresby beautification programme which will see employees cleaning its streets with proper protective gear.
Digicel supplied more than 1,000 vests and special protective caps to Justin Tkatchenko of PNG Gardener, who has been contracted to keep the city clean.
NCD Governor Powes Parkop said he was excited to see a company such as Digicel play a vital role in keeping the city clean.
“NCDC strives to make our city clean and green through our beautification process and we thank the very people – the workers – who do just that through the ongoing support of our very own PNG Gardener,” Parkop said.
“Today, we are proud to see a corporate company like Digicel come on board and show its support for this programme through the donation of protective work attire for our city street cleaners and gardeners.
“With this assistance, Digicel has not only shown its commitment in assisting with the beautification of our city but the welfare of our workers who spend a tremendous amount of time in the sun.
“Port Moresby is a beautiful city and my desire is to see it become the best in the Pacific but our city residents just need to realise it.”
Digicel operations director Lorna McPherson said their support showed they were concerned about the health and safety of employees.
“As a corporate entity, partnership is the key for ongoing relations.
“Just as we provide protective gear for our staff who work on our towers in rural and urban areas, we believe that the same applies here for our hardworking street cleaners and gardeners.
“The work attire aims to promote the health and safety of the workers and we are proud to give a hand in support of the excellent effort that our Governor Powes Parkop and PNG Gardener are doing in our city,” she said.