NCD Governor Hon. Powes Parkop has called on all the city residents to dress in National Colours of Red, Black and Gold on this 46th Independence Day celebrations on September 16th.
With momentum gaining for the actual celebration, he said National Capital District Commission (NCDC) had already dressed the city’s street light poles along selected major roads in the city with the National Flags.
As the Governor of the City and the Chairman of the Municipal Authority, Mr. Parkop said that the city is ready to commemorate the nation’s 46 years of Independence.
“Despite the limitation and challenges in light of the Covid- 19 pandemic in the city, we must be reminded to remain united as one city and one people with one future to celebrate our resilience, celebrate our pride and significance of our national sovereignty of our city of 1000 tribes,” said the Governor.
He added: “As we commemorate our 46th Anniversary, I urged all the residents and the commercial property owners throughout the city to dress the exterior of their premises with PNG flags and do also dress in the red, black and gold colours”.
He commended some who have already responded positively to the call.
Governor Parkop also said: “Whilst the result of this collective effort to this call for the City Wide Independence Dressing, we will make the statement of Patriotism that will echo throughout the length and breadth of this land, igniting inspiration, aspiration, peace and unity amongst our people.”
“It is equally important to acknowledge that as our nation enters into a new era of our sovereignty, and we will begin our journey without the guiding presence of our Late GRAND CHIEF SIR MICHAEL THOMAS SOMARE, the father of our nation.
“As we commemorate its 46th years of Independence, may we also reflect on his leadership, honour his legacy and celebrate in oneness,” said Parkop.