A New Service Station Raises SME Standards in the Western Highlands

By Vasinatta Yama – EMTV News, Mt Hagen

 

The success story of a lamb flaps re-seller in Western Highlands Province has seen the opening of a new fuel service station.

The service station and a convenient store were officially opened on Friday, by Trade and Commerce Minister, Wera Mori.

Minister Mori also pledged his support to ensure ordinary Papua New Guineans are into Small and Medium Enterprise sector business.

Owner John Neville saw the high demand of lamb flaps in Western Highlands Province.

Neville said Western Highlanders chose lamb flaps over other proteins for family meals, so he started buying and re-selling lamb flaps under his business name, ‘Kange Freezers’.

Kange Freezers was well-known for selling the best lamb flaps in early 2000, till recently, he expanded his business to a fuel service station and convenient stores.

Neville’s success story in the SME sector has brought the Trade and Commerce Minister, Wera Mori to officially open Neville’s new fuel service station.

The service station, located along the highlands highway lifts the standard of SME businesses in the Province.

Minister Wera Mori committed to build an SME office in Mt Hagen, to support Western Highlanders and other Highlands Provinces to invest more in SME activities.

Starting next year, the Small and Medium Enterprises Corporation will be doing more awareness’s on SME’s, so that little people are aware of such services.

Small and Medium Enterprises Corporation Chairman, Michael Mel, is encouraging ordinary Papua New Guineans to start small and focus on doing their business in order to prosper.

 

Vasinatta Yama

graduated from Divine Word University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts, with majors in Journalism and Public Relations, as well as minors in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies. Her current focus is reporting on court and crime stories as part of the news team. She constantly strives to improve her skills in investigative reporting.

Vasinatta Yama
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