Enga Provincial Government will make one million kina available in the National Development Bank to take care of farming activities for small farmers to gain access to fertilizers, and other related agricultural products to farm their lands.
Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas, made this announcement in Kandep recently.
He said as the Corona Virus has affected the global economy, this step is being taken to prepare his people for what may come in the future.
With PNG already having confirmed two cases of COVID-19, Enga Governor, Sir Peter Ipatas, is preparing ahead in case PNG’s economy gets affected in future.
In a Provincial Executive Council meeting today, local MP’s have submitted their district plans to work with the provincial government, during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
Enga Province is home to the Israeli Agro Farm, which grows strawberries and potatoes and exports them locally and overseas.
It is also a market created for local farmers to sell their local produce, strawberries, potatoes, and bulb onion, to earn a living, a strategy introduced by the provincial government to stop tribal fight in the province.
With the world closing their borders in fear of the coronavirus, Ipatas envisioned for his people to farm their land to prepare for a bigger disaster, which might be an economic recession.
By Vasinatta Yama – EMTV News – Mt Hagen