A mini cultural festival was registered, recognized and launched by the National Cultural Commission with the Tourism Promotion Authority at Komu Village in the Upper Bena local level government in the Unggai-Bena District of Eastern Highlands Province last week.
The Sinu cultural festival was named after Mountain Sinu, a culturally distinctive community.
The Sinu Festival will be a feeder or mini cultural festival to the larger annual Goroka Show.
Tourism Promotion Authority Chief Executive Officer Mr Eric Mossman Uvovo told the people of Upper Bena to embrace their distinctive cultural practices and traditions.
CEO Uvovo elaborated that it is essential to uphold our diverse oral and written cultural practices and passed on to the next generations so that sustainability is maintained.
“Culture is an important aspect of livelihood, we have to sustain and maintain or keep our culture alive. It is through such events that will bring changes to the communities”, he said.
Mr Uvovo added that when these organizations come into the communities they bring changes too like infrastructures such as roads, bridges, electricity and water supplies into the surrounding villages.