The National, Friday 7th September, 2012
THE National Land Transport Board has not done much in addressing public transport in Port Moresby, National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop says.
Parkop made the comments at the commissioning of five new buses for public transport yesterday at Jack Pidik Park, Boroko.
He said public transport was a problem as public servants and students struggled to get to work and school on time.
Parkop said bus stops had become hot-spots for petty theft and crime and women were often subjected to pick- pocketing and harassment.
He said after noticing and receiving complaints from the public, the National Capital District Commission had decided to include transport as a priority area to address.
Parkop said the National Land Transport Board was responsible for the public transport but it did not look at helping service providers.
He called on PMV and taxi owners to form an association, through which they could get recognition and help from the government.
He said he planned to work on mechanisms that would help address transport problems in the city as soon as he settled in.
as he was the last general election candidate to be declared and sworn-in to parliament.