NCDC Governor Powes Parkop picks on buai sellers in Port Moresby but will not pick on beer sellers.
He is doing a very good job trying to clean up Port Moresby but the cleaning up must not stop at the physical appearance.
Buai and beer are both staining Port Moresby but Mr Parkop chooses to put his feet down on those who are trying to get by. He puts the blame of ugliness on a fruit locally produced and has gained economic prominence because the people have made it so.
It is the local initiatives such as the buai traders who keep PNG’s local grassroots economy going.
The ugly stains in Port Moresby are problems of habit just like the drunken on the streets. Port Moresby will be cleaner if Mr Parkop focuses on correcting habits of users. The “no spitting” signs are good starters but signs on a wall do not go far.
While he is on the betelnut stains clean up maybe he should start a “no drunken” on the streets campaign.
And Mr Parkop please leave the betelnut traders alone.