The three (3) storey building consisting of office space and function rooms took one and an half year to complete the building. The car park and the front area of the office will be completed afterwards which will bring the total money spent on the new City Hall to K54.4 million.
City Manger Leslie Alu urged his staff to take ownership of the new building with a positive attitude and new mind set in order to maintain the City Hall in the years to come.
“The old City Hall has been around for over 30 years and it has alot of past errors and issues and I don’t want my staff to bring those issues over to the new City Hall.”
“Port Moresby is changing and thanks to today’s government, we have alot of new facilities and City Hall happens to be one of them so let’s take ownership of our city with pride” said Leslie Alu.
Meanwhile, NCD Governor Powes Parkop said, despite the building being partly completed, they had to do official opening at this time when the city is changing so people can feel that momentum of having something new in their city.