Parkop: Plastic ban next

National, Normal

The National, Thursday February 6th, 2014


NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop plans to ban the use of plastics and plastic foam products in Port Moresby.

Parkop is pushing ahead with the betel nut ban in the city and is determined to see it work. 

Next, he wants to ban all forms of plastics in the city.

Parkop said a Bill would be tabled in Parliament to see that business houses in the city controlled all forms of plastic products they produce or sell.

He has allocated K200,000 this year to have the NCD Commission buy plastics and then eradicate them. 

He plans to seek counterpart funding in the future.

“There will be self-regulatory mechanisms placed by the NCDC for all plastic products to be catered for in terms of the disposal of the products,” he said.

He plans to regulate and monitor the sale and consumption of alcohol to avoid under-age drinkers.

It is to stop the unnecessary drinking of large qualities of alcohol by city residents, especially those living in settlements.

He said alcohol abuse led to many road  accidents, deaths, ethnic clashes, divorces and violence against women in many parts of the city.

He urged city residents to drink sensibly in a mature and civilised way.

“In the future, I am planning to set new laws that will see city residents applying for a license to drink alcohol,” Parkop said.