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COMMONWEALTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT FORUM
Pacific Futures: Building Our Local Communities
Port Moresby, May 19-23, 2014
Improving Local
Service Delivery
Presented by
National Capital District Commission
PO Box 7270, Boroko
Presentation Outline
Brief on NCD as a province and NCDC
as a City Authority.
 Status of NCD as a province
 Challenges
 Improving Local Service Delivery
 The Way forward
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PACIFIC FUTURES: BUILDING OUR
LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Brief on NCD and NCDC
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Land area of 250km2
Population: 340,000
Census 2022 (NCDC est:
600,000+)
22,000 land parcels.
Over 700km roads
Increase of illegal
settlements.
MKA: only recognised
LLG.
A province within Central
Province.
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Dual role as Provincial
Govt and a City
Authority.
Staff of over 500.
Operational budget of
K280 million.
Operates under
NCDC Act.
Has 11 Board
members.
Status of NCD as a Province
NCD case is quite unique.
 NCD was setup by Section 4 of
Constitutional Act
 NCD is a province within a province.
 Surrounded by Central Province as seen
in the maps in the next slide.
 NCD is an URBAN province as
compared to other provinces
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NCD vs Central Province
NCD as a province – cont’d
A Regional member and three (3) Open
members represent the City Residents
within the city.
 NCDC covers the city boundaries which
are the same areas covered by the
elected members.
 Only Motu Koita Villages are a recognized
LLG with elected councilors.
 Other 3 electorates have appointed
councilors by the Governor
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Challenges
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Despite the whole city limits covered by
both NCDC and local politicians, there
are challenges:
◦ Influx of rural-urban migration placing high
demand for services.
◦ Unplanned settlements that affect our city
planning process.
◦ Duplication or overlapping of activities unless
projects are planned.
Challenges cont…
◦ Urban Planning :
 Local Development Plans not finalised yet.
◦ No proper city governance system
 No proper representation of people through Ward
systems and on NCDC Board.
WHAT HAVE WE
DONE…..SO FAR
NSP Southern Regional Workshop ......June
25-26, 2013
Improving Local Service Delivery
City is well covered by the city
authorities as well as the elected
members to the parliament.
 City Council is working closely with the
Open Members to facilitate services to
the city residents.
 Ensure that there is no duplication on
projects and services to the people.
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Improving Local Service Delivery
Each open member is allocated K10
million in the first year of being elected
and decreases thereafter.
 Regional member gets K15 million in the
first year and decreases thereafter.
 The amount of K45 million is now
reflected in NCDC Annual budgets.
 To assist Local MPs, counterpart funding
from both parties are necessary
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Sample Counterpart Fund Projects
Rehabilitation of Roads within the all
three electorates such as Pari Road in
Moresby South.
 Classroom constructions such as at
Sacred Heart in Moresby North West.
 Market construction such as Sabama
Market in Moresby South.
 TVET scholarships by Governor , Open
Members and NCDC.
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The way forward….
Working closely with DPLLGA to develop
a new NCDC Organic Law which will
clearly define our existent as a Municipal
Authority or a Provincial Government.
 Maintain our Urban Safety programs
currently in progress.
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Safe City Initiatives (Youths)
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World Bank funded Youth program called
the “Urban Youth Employment
program”
◦ A five year program that will provide at least
17,500 youths with basic training and life
skills.
◦ 2 major components that the youths will go
through.
◦ Pilot projects have been trialled in Boroko
and Hanuabada areas.
Safe City Initiatives (Youths)
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Yumi Lukautim Mosbi (YLM)
◦ Formerly an AusAID funded project but now
a NCDC owned project looking at involving
youths in sports, acquiring a life skill such as a
tradesman and safe meri ples for victims of
domestic violence.
◦ Supported by POM Chamber of Commerce
and Gini Goada Vocational School.
Safe City Initiatives (Youths)
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TVET Scholarships
◦ Sponsoring school leavers to:
 vocational training school to learn a tradesman skill.
 Business training colleges or institutions to learn
basic clerical courses
 Complete secondary or tertiary schooling.
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Adult Literary courses.
NSP Southern Regional Workshop ......June
25-26, 2013
Safe City Initiatives (Enforcement)
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NCDC Reserve Police/Enforcement
Unit
◦ Address petty crimes in public places.
◦ Enforce planning and building eviction and
demolition notices.
◦ Enforce the ban on buai ban in public places.
◦ Enforce Health inspections in relations to hygiene,
food handling and cleanliness of shop fronts.
◦ Continuous awareness of littering and
implementation of the litter law.
NSP Southern Regional Workshop ......June
25-26, 2013
Safe City Initiatives (Women programs)
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Safe Cities –UN Women Program
◦ Scoping study shows multiple forms of
violence against violence especially in market
places.
◦ Initial scope to address safety for women
vendors but has extended to facilities
development and creating a safe environment
for all venders including men.
◦ Two interventions programs looking at
Gerehu and Gordons markets.
Thank you.
National Capital
District Commission
PO Box 7270
BOROKO
www:ncdc.gov.pg

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