The National – Tuesday, February 8, 2011
By JACOB POK
THE media in the country must promote and also protect the image of the country at all means in order to attract investors and visitors abroad into the country.
NCD Governor Powes Parkop said in his speech during the launching of Yumi Lukautim Mosbi website last Friday at the Ela Beach Hotel in Port Moresby.
“We have a lot of positive stories about our unique cultures, traditions and other development stories that must be given prominence in the media rather than negative stories that tarnish the good images of our country that we live in,” Parkop said.
He said YLM had taken the initiative to promote the capital city to make the city a safer and better place to live in.
Parkop said YLM hadencourage many youths in the city to refrain from bad activities and getting them involved in media awareness programmes and trainings to help them become better citizens.
“We don’t have to wait for police and law enforcing bodies to solve problems, but we as citizens should make it our responsibility to provide security and safety to our women and children in our city and the country as a whole,” Parkop said.
He said since the establishment of YLM, crime rates in Port Moresby had dropped dramatically unlike the past years.
He said the YLM project would now promote the capital city through its website to the rest of the world for them to see the reality and positive aspect of the capital city.
Parkop praised the business organisations and sponsors who had supported YLM since its establishment in 2005.
City manager Leslie Alu said the YLM project could not have been possible if it was not for the continued, strong and vibrant partnership from various companies and business houses.
The YLM website, www.yumilukautimmosbi.org.net.pg, contains all the awareness activities of YLM that includes video footage, photo gallery and many other exciting activities that YLM promotes.