Coca-Cola gives K20,000 for Goroka show

Highlands, Normal


THE annual Goroka show is on this year, said show committee member Daniel Kini when he received a K20,000 cheque from Coca-Cola Amatil in Goroka yesterday.
Mr Kini thanked Coca-Cola for contributing to the show.
Committee members appointed Gideon Samuel of Air Niugini as the new president after the withdrawal of Goroka chamber of commerce and industry from the show.
Eastern Highlands provincial police commander Chief Insp Augustine Wampe is the vice-president and Akemi Mikata of Goroka Trek and Tours is a signatory to the show account.
Former chairman Terry Shelley and president Himony Lapiso stood down due to lack of support from the Eastern Highlands provincial government.
Mr Lapiso told a meeting of the committee last week that the Goroka chamber of commerce and industry had withdrawn and would have nothing to do with the show given the low level of support from the provincial government.
The chamber of commerce and industry has been in the forefront of organising previous shows.
Local organisers yesterday confirmed that more than 300 overseas tourists had made bookings to the show with more than 50 singsing groups registered already.
Stalls are going for K300 and entrance tickets are reduced from K5 to K3 this year.
The show is scheduled for Sept 12-13.