40 journos to attend Vision 2050 meet

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MORE than 40 journalists will attend a conference on “Papua New Guinea Vision 2050” being planned for Goroka, Eastern Highlands province, later this month.
The conference, to be staged at the Mark Solon Auditorium at the University of Goroka from April 26-30, is being organised by the PNG Vision 2050 Development Centre, Department of Prime Minister and NEC in association with the PNG Media Council.
Attendance from the media will also include artistes and cameramen.
Two of PNG’s famous actors and producers William Takaku and Albert Toro will also be attending the seminar.
Rodney Sinaune, owner of the Massi village-based film studio, will also speak on the re-establishment of the Skul Bilong Wokim Piksa.
The chairman of the Vision 2050 transitional committee of the Department of Prime Minister and NEC, Joseph Sukwianomb, said the aim of the workshop was to provide training for journalists so they understood the goals and aspirations of the National Government’s long-term strategic plan – the PNG Vision 2050.
Mr Sukwianomb said National Broadcasting Corporation nominated 24 of its provincial and national journalists to participate and would also be broadcasting daily proceedings live from the University of Goroka campus.
He said the keynote speakers would include Chief Secretary Manasupe Zurenuoc, acting secretary for the Department of Prime Minister and NEC, Margaret Elias, and chairman of the National Strategic Plan task force, Prof David Kavanamur.
The workshop would also look at issues such as the provision of post graduate training for “development journalism” within PNG and overseas.
Mr Sukwianomb also called on other media practitioners interested in attending the conference to contact John Samar at the Vision 2050 centre on telephone 3276605 and mobile 76538138.