Company celebrates chocolate festival in B’ville

The National, Friday July 8th, 2016

DIGICEL  PNG says the company  celebrated the inaugural Bougainville chocolate festival in Buin and Arawa in Bougainville this week.
Chief executive officer Maurice McCarthy said he was proud to provide network coverage across Bougainville to help local farmers who relied on easy and affordable communication.
“We are delighted to support the livelihood of farmers in the region by providing reliable communication services to help boost production and develop relationships with stakeholders in the cocoa industry,” he said.
“Digicel teams from Kokopo and Buka participated in this year’s festival to showcase our services that make communicating in PNG easier than ever before.”
McCarthy said Digicel was excited to be part of the festivities which included agriculture demonstrations, workshops, presentations by international chocolatiers and opportunities for businesses to share their products with the local community.
“Digicel recognises a great opportunity to connect communities and support the Bougainville Chocolate Festival which brings together cocoa farmers, chocolatiers and stakeholders to lift the production of high-quality cocoa in Bougainville,” he said. The festival, which started on Monday will end today. It is held as part of Autonomous Bougainville Government’s support for sustainable growth in the agriculture industry.