Buka soap maker returns to Moresby

Islands, Normal

The National- Tuesday, January 18, 2011

 AFTER a year of absence from the streets of Port Moresby, the only seller of the much sought after Buka soap has returned and is now offering his product to individuals and retail outlets.

John Tamaku from Bougainville, who is a familiar face in the city, said that as the only distributor of Buka soap in Port Moresby, selling his soap to interested buyers to resell was a way of reaching out to more customers.

Tamaku said interested persons could contact Buka Metal Fabricators and become financial members to sell the soap. 

According to Tamaku, the soap which is made from coconut, lemon grass with traditional bush medicinal herbs heals common skin infections such as grille and rashes.

“Many people have come to me with testimonies of how the soap has helped them. I also sell the soap to try help promote PNG-made products,” said Tamaku.

He said a carton, which cost around K140, would generate K60 in profit which Tamaku says was a good way to help sustain unemployed individuals like himself who had been in the business for 6 years.