by Jack Lapauve Jr – EM TV, Port Moresby
The drive of the people of Jiwaka to grow small to medium enterprises for their newly-established province is gaining momentum.
Last night, elites, professionals and ordinary Jiwaka people gathered to discuss and contribute to economic development through jobs and wealth creation.
The event saw Jiwaka people around the country, friends, corporate entities and regional partners come together in paving a way forward for economic development.
Lawyer Bob Bradshaw from Bradshaw Lawyers spoke on obstacles of law and order and freeing up of land to allow businesses to grow.
Jiwaka Governor Dr William Tongamp was overwhelmed with the support of those who gathered. He called on all stakeholders to put their heads together and create a brighter future for the Jiwaka people.
“Together we all can strengthen the role of SMEs to help our people,” added Governor Tongamp. Governor Tongamp is confident that SMEs can bring change, improve living standards and help deliver services.
The corporate dinner was hosted by the Jiwaka Indigenous Business Council.