14 Feb 2015

Port Moresby governor says street kids on the increase

7:24 pm on 14 February 2015

The governor of Papua New Guinea's National Capital District has expressed concern at the growing number of street kids in the country's capital, Port Moresby.

Papua New Guinea towns of Lae and Port Moresby (pictured) have growing traffic pressures.

A street in Port Moresby. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

In Parliament on Friday, Powes Parkop said that although churches and non-government organisations had built shelters and organisations to deal with street kids, he questioned the government's position on disadvantaged children.

Meanwhile, EMTV reports another MP, Robert Ganim, asking if the policy on disadvantaged children was nearing completion, as it has taken almost a year to compile a report.

The minister, Delilah Gore says her ministry will complete the report soon.

Powes Parkop

Powes Parkop. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades