Monday, August 22, 2011

Residents urged to keep city clean

Caption: NCD Governor Powes Parkop (second right) demonstrating the proper way of using the bins. With him are Hardware Haus staff.

NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop is urging everyone to look after the city by disposing of rubbish in public places.

Speaking at the opening of the Bank South Pacific Go Green campaign at Ela Beach yesterday, Parkop said keeping the city clean was a continuous challenge that everybody had to take up.

"It is up to the public to take good care of recreation facilities if they want to live a safe and enjoyable life in the city," he said.

The BSP 'Clean up Ela Beach' exercise was a success yesterday as staff of corporate organisations in Port Moresby turned out at the popular beachfront to promote safe and healthy living.   

Parkop launched rubbish bins on wheels donated by Hardware Haus.

The bins will be placed along the beachfront.

About 1, 000 people, including business executives, staff members and relatives, picked up rubbish along the beach.

They were given plastic bags and hand gloves to use.

The rubbish collected was later disposed of at the city dumps by NCD Commission contractors.

The initiative was to demonstrate to people that business leaders were committed to keeping the environment clean, green and healthy for all.

The exercise was a joint initiative by Hardware Haus and BSP's Go-Green campaign, and supported by other corporate houses.

The plan is to make the event an annual exercise on Sept 23 and 24.


  1. Anonymous9:34 PM

    I am a visitor, and the garbage everywhere was the first thing that we all noticed
    This clean up, What a great initiative and should be done on a more regular basis.
    It is just a pity it didn't last even 24 hours.
    This is a process of education and should be done at least once a month
    until everyone knows what is acceptable, at present, garbage on the street appears to be
    the norm.

  2. Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti