NEWS DESK | Radio New Zealand | Edited extract
PORT MORESBY – The governor of Papua New Guinea’s capital says the country must stop treating women like second-class citizens.
Governor Powes Parkop made the comment at the 23rd cultural show of Caritas Technical Secondary School in PNG's National Capital District.
Mr Parkop used his keynote address at the show to call for an end to cultural practices that hamper progress in PNG and its capital city.
He said for Port Moresby to be a truly world-class city, men had to start treating women as equals, and not as inferior citizens.
Citing the fact that PNG's parliament has no female members, Mr Parkop said it was an area in which the country needed to change.