By Fabian Hakalits – EM TV, Port Moresby
The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry will continue to promote Papua New Guinea and its diverse culture and traditions, around the world.
Agencies under this ministry – Office of the Tourism, Arts and Culture, National Cultural Commission, PNG Tourism Promotion Authority and the National Museum Arts and Gallery, have pledged to work together to implement the national government’s policies and fulfill key roles of service delivery.
The PNG Tourism Promotion Authority has developed strategies, such as, marketing and global internet, as guidelines to its implementation. With four major markets overseas, PNG will be linked and promoted.
The National Museum and Arts Gallery is the home and keeper of our nation’s history. These historical remains are administered under the War Surplus Materials Act that facilitates the interpretation, ownership and determination of remains.
Minister responsible, Boka Kondra is keen to working closely with agencies under the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry, to drive the development priorities forward.
This is to achieve results as required under the new Public Service Management Act 2014.
Meanwhile the amalgamation between the Office of the Tourism, Arts and Culture with the PNG Tourism Promotion Authority was also discussed.