Presentation on theme: "Improving Local Service Delivery Presented by National Capital District Commission PO Box 7270, Boroko COMMONWEALTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT FORUM Pacific Futures:"— Presentation transcript:
Improving Local Service Delivery Presented by National Capital District Commission PO Box 7270, Boroko COMMONWEALTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT FORUM Pacific Futures: Building Our Local Communities Port Moresby, May 19-23, 2014
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 PACIFIC FUTURES: BUILDING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Brief on NCD and NCDC Land area of 250km 2 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. 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
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
Challenges 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.
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
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.
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.
Safe City Initiatives (Youths) 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) 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) 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. Adult Literary courses. NSP Southern Regional Workshop......June 25-26, 2013
Safe City Initiatives (Enforcement) 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) 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