By DORISH KAMBA
THE 36 ward councillors for the National Capital District (NCD) were sworn in last Thursday along with more than 200 community development committees (CDCs).
The CDCs were awarded certificates after a month’s training of regulatory services to facilitate their work with the councillors.
They were appointed by Governor Powes Parkop under the NCDC Act.
They will perform their duties according to the legislation set in their areas of responsibility while the CDCs will support them.
One of their main tasks is to report to the department of regulatory services of NCDC on illegal activities in their communities.
Mr Parkop said: “Ward councillors will be my eyes and ears to see and hear what is happening in and around our city.
“We want our city to be a better place, thus, councillors have been appointed or reappointed to help.
“We must promote our nation and by doing that, we must take pride and ownership of our capital city and promote good values.”
Acting city manager Honk Kiap said the councillors’ work would more or less be voluntary yet they were committed to work with the governor for the betterment of the city.
He urged all ward councillors to understand the network of their programmes and apply
them at the community level.
The councillors were appointed from the three local level governments – Moresby Northeast, Moresby Northwest and Moresby South.
The councillors were sworn in by senior magistrate Luke Keria while Mr Parkop presented the certificates.