Mass urban migration – a conspiracy theory

Please take note before reading any further. This is conspiracy theory and nothing more. It is a personal opinion formulated and should not be considered as fact.

In the last couple of years, there seems to have been a population explosion in Port Moresby. The majority of people coming into the city seem to be from the Highlands region and there are many reasons for that. However, I have a conspiracy theory about this movement.

Brian Bell Plaza
The sudden influx of people could be part of a conspiracy.

The migration only started within the last couple of years. It also coincided with the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project and the upcoming elections. Many people are assuming that these people are migrating down to the city because of the spin off opportunities being created by the project. However, it could be easier to start spin off business within their local areas. On the contrary, I believe the mass migration is coordinated and funded by unscrupulous people who stand to lose a lot because of the current Governor’s bid to clean up the city.

The whole thing is an elaborate ploy to have the Governor ousted in the next election. The same tactic has been used by former politicians in the city. This resulted in a number of illegal settlements that are now flourishing.

Certain unscrupulous people mass migrate their wantoks into the city between the spaces of a year to six months before the elections. When election time arrives, these people do what is commonly referred to as ‘block voting’. The time frame they are moved ensures their eligibility to vote within their ‘new’ designated target electorate. It also ensures that the person or persons financing them does not have to do it for an extended period of time.

So there you have it. The conspiracy is to oust Governor Parkop and have some cronies in power. This is done by bringing in voters from other centre on the eve of elections but with enough time to legally vote.

Fortnight’s bumpy ride

Mr Moide (center), drunk and dazed but unscathe

Yesterday afternoon a vehicle accident happened right in front of the Mutual Rumana building gates. The crash attracted a small crowd.

Its turns out that a drunk driver who fell asleep in his car hit an oncoming BNG delivery truck.

The drunk driver turns out to be none other than Ben Moide, a popular name among patrons to the popular watering hole in Murray Barracks.

What a great way to start of the fortnight weekend for companies!?

A closer look at the accident
A closer look at the accident

Finding a book for a birthday

The bookshop

Recently, I went around looking for a birthday present. I wanted to buy something that was worthwhile but not too expensive. The person whom I got the present for was a devout Christian and I couldn’t get the usual “boxed” present (get my drift ;-)) so I decided that a book would be appropriate. So began the search for a book.

Finding a book is easy, but finding one that does not break your pocket is not that easy. My search began at the usual bookstores but everything turned out to be inappropriate or too expensive. I found a lot of great books sold by Brian Bell but they were over my budget. Well, eventually I came across the Christian Book World, a bookstore along Okari drive at Boroko.

At the time the store had a sale and great books were going for prices ranging from 50t upward. I was also surprised to find that, although the establishment were run by followers of the United Church faith, they sold materials from all sorts of denominations including Catholic and Seventh Day Adventists (SDA).

Anyway, if you are thinking of buying a present or a book, why not drop by and choose something from their library.

PNGMOKKA starts classes in new dojo

Papua New Guinea Mas. Oyama Kyokushin Karate Association (PNGMOKKA) recently started classes in their new dojo at 6 Mile. The dojo is located in the Kangaroo Hotel (formerly Magila Motel) premise which is owned by PNG Kyokushinkaikan branch chief and former international champion, Sensei Walter “Wally” Schnaubelt, sandan.

PNGMOKKA has been without a dojo since July of 2010.

The classes are held at 6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and on Saturdays from 8 am to 10 am.