Company continues sponsorship of cultural event

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NEW Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL) is for the second time supporting the Tufi Tapa and Tattoo Cultural Festival in Northern as a sponsor by presenting K10,000 to the festival committee on Friday.
The festival is an annual event aimed at promoting tourism as a sustainable industry in the province and is now in its second season. It will be held on Nov 8-9.
NBPOL group chief executive officer Jamie Graham said the company had a big presence in the province and the support was a way of giving back to the community.
“We are delighted to help with the Tufi Tapa and Tattoo Festival,” he said.
“We quite obviously got a significant presence in that district and it gives us the opportunity to give back; the community has been supporting us all these years.
“We are very happy to assist and we think that the whole idea of preserving the culture and traditions is something that’s very worthy which we are happy to be a part of.”
Festival chairman Michael Uiari said: “The Tufi show used to feature in the district’s calendar some years back.
“It was revived by the member for Ijivitari Richard Masere and we held it last year after a bit of hiatus (pause).
“It was quite successful and we learnt a lot of lessons from last year and we wanted to make this year better and slightly bigger.
“We have had a lot of support from the Ijivitari district with funding support and also corporate sponsorship.”

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