SECRETARY for Finance Dr Ken Ngangan, his two deputies, and a group of his department officers braved the 30-plus degree heat on Friday to give a hand in cleaning Port Moresby for major international events. They walked from the department headquarters at Vulupindi House along Waigani Drive to the Morata-Tokarara-Gerehu junction collecting rubbish and bagging them to be dumped as part of a clean-up campaign by Port Moresby-based public servants.
Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari had instructed for this to happen to present a neat appearance of the Nation’s Capital which will be hosting the Africa-Pacific and Caribbean heads of leaders meeting, women’s Under-20 tri-nations soccer friendlies between PNG, Japan and the United States of America, the PNG-Kenya international cricket match and the Oceania men’s soccer championships from the weekend on.
Many departments and agencies had chosen to participate in the program in the cooler part of the day but Finance officers had to wait for Dr Ngangan who had to officiate at an important workshop. Mr Lupari had also instructed that this would be the start of an ongoing program where public servants would do a clean-up of their workplace neighborhood on a selected Friday of each month.