Gerehu mini-market opens

National, Normal

THE residents of Gerehu Stage one in Port Moresby have a mini-market to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, thanks to the National Capital District Commission.
NCD Governor Powes Parkop and deputy city manager for community and social services and sports, Honk Kiap, yesterday opened five new shelters for the “Sikarap” mini-market.
Mr Parkop and Mr Kiap said the Commission was happy to support the residents, especially the mothers in building the new mini markets for their use.
They urged the residents to take good care of the property and to keep the area clean and hygienic for their own benefit.
The Sikarap market is situated between the Kopkop College and the residential areas of Gerehu stage one.
Only vegetables and fruits are allowed to be sold there-not betel nuts,” Mr Parkop stressed. 
He also encouraged vendors to discourage any betel nut vendors who might set up their stalls there soon.
Pr  Tony Lepatu, a community leader, acknowledged NCDC and thanked the Governor for the facility.
“We are thankful for this and are happy that you are doing  a good job,” he said.
The Sikarap market was started by women of Gerehu stage one in 1974 and has served that
suburb-both vendors and residents alike  since then.