Kaupa supporting informal business sector


MORESBY North East MP John Kaupa is supporting the involvement of people in the informal sector as a means of earning an income.
He said it was the best way to survive in the capital city for many families and should be supported.
He told people living at the Erima and Wildlife settlements in Port Moresby on Saturday that boosting the informal sector would give families the opportunity to generate revenue.
Kaupa officiated at a ground breaking for a temporary market at Wild Life Park for people living in Ward Nine.
Kaupa, also the Minister for Housing and Urbanisation, said providing a market place for women and youths in the city was part of his five-year development plan.
He thanked John Pundari, the Minister for Environment and Conservation for releasing the land to be used for the market.
Kaupa said K2 million had been allocated for the construction and development of the market.
Deputy city manager social services Ted Lulu said the National Capital District Commission would ensure the safety and security of the vendors.
He encouraged the public to look after it.
The market will cater for people living in Gordon, Erima, Wildlife, ATS Nine-Mile and Eight-Mile, Bomana Police College and the Correctional Service institution while renovation work on the Gordon Market continued.