The National, Friday 7th September, 2012
By DAVID WAPAR
NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop yesterday introduced five new buses to Port Moresby roads at the Five-mile Jack Pidik Park.
The 50-seater buses ordered from India cost K140,000 each and boast comfortable seats and seat belts, a fire extinguisher and 12 mini-fans on the walls.
In his keynote address at the brief ceremony, Parkop said transport remained a big problem in the city and the commissioning of the five buses was a new attempt to address it.
He said not only could people not get home on time but other nuisances such as pick-pocketing and intimidation of women stemmed from transport issues, especially during long waits at bus stops.
Parkop commended the PMV and taxi operators for their services.
He said the new public transport service provided by the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) was here to help.
The plan is not to put public bus service out of services,” Parkop said.
He urged people to take good care of the buses as they were among NCDC’s approaches to addressing the transport problem.
Sally John, a 9-Mile resident, praised Parkop for his unending efforts in bringing changes to the nation’s capital.
She said women could now find their way home easily when getting on these buses without much difficulty and fear at bus stops.