OUR nation’s capital, Port Moresby is the central governmental, commercial and command nucleus of Papua New Guinea.
It has more than 400,000 people with an average density of 16 persons per hectare. The population continues to increase as a consequence of high fertility and immigration.
As a result, all avenues of social provision to enhance quality of life are stressed and the city is vulnerable and vicious trap.
PNG’s current population growth rate is at 3.1%. The availability of modern health facilities and medicines such as anti-retroviral therapy for people living with HIV have reduced the death rate and increased the life expectancy, also creating an ageing population.