The National, Tuesday 28th May 2013
HUMAN resource development is important in strengthening Papua New Guinea’s economy, Central Business Systems (CBS) boss Lalith Wajesinghe says.
Wajesinghe told The National that “while it was rewarding to work for companies owned by foreign investors in many ways, Papua New Guineans should also feel a responsibility towards their own country and give back towards national development and growth”.
Wajesinghe, who comes from Sri Lanka, said it was vital to support totally national-owned businesses as their successes in their ventures would contribute in strengthening the economy while at the same time supporting human development and training.
“As a 100% nationally-owned company, CBS is committed to human capacity development through internal training and eventual employment with the company.
“CBS is open to Papua New Guineans who have graduated and were looking for employment especially those from vocational and technical schools.”
With more branches opening around the country, Wajesinghe said the company needs aspiring young people who are keen to be trained in office automation and consumables.
CBS started operating six years ago and is the only registered supplier of genuine Kyocera printers and copiers and Riso duplicators in PNG.
With after-sales and readily-available spare parts service, CBS is now the second-ranking distributor of office automation and office consumables.
Wajesinghe also encouraged government owned entities and institutions and other local businesses to support and promote local firms.
“These businesses are here to stay in PNG and will continue to provide employment for the nationals.”