The ongoing and increasing health and safety issues within the nation’s capital and a new normal brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic needs a new heightened sense of awareness and lifestyle change for most of the country’s urban cities and townships.
Bus stops are the main transit points for most of the general population that reside in and around Port Moresby. With that, they also attract opportunists and street vendors which add to the law and order and health issues, where mostly mothers, young females and children become the prime vulnerable targets.
The Bus Stop Wardens Initiative introduced at the NCDC City Hall is a partnership between all concerned stakeholders including business houses, NGOs and government authorities.
Local security company Pacific Corporate Security Ltd has put its hand up in providing security guards to act as wardens at all the major bus stops throughout the city to ensure safety is provided for the travelling public, enforcing general cleanliness such as littering and selling and spitting of buai and ensuring the smooth flow of traffic as bus stops which are the main cause of traffic congestion.
Present to officiate the launching on Monday 29 June 2020 was NCD Governor Hon. Powes Parkop, Minister Housing and Urban Development and Moresby South Open MP, Hon. Justin Tkatchenko, Acting City Manager Ravu Frank with his deputies, Pacific Corporate Security MD Jacob Kaupa, and Regional Manager Anthony Wagambie Senior, NCD Metropolitan Commander Chief Superintendent Perou N’Dranou and the National Chairman of the PMV & TAXI Association Jack Waso.
Here are video highlights from the speeches made during the launch: