By KEITH PUARIA
A DAY after formalising its bemobile franchise commitment through its Stop n Shop arm for the Port Moresby Vipers, City Pharmacy Limited yesterday returned to Gerehu, to award all finalists of Gerehu off-season touch that ended last weekend.
The CPL handed over shopping vouchers to all players who participated in volleyball, basketball, and touch finals, including games officials and office bearers, worth an estimated K10,000.
“Gerehu is very close to our hearts, most of us at the company spend almost 12 hours of our days here. The bottom line is we are part of Gerehu and this is just the start. Hopefully, this is one amongst more to come,” CPL Group chief executive officer Ravi Singh told those present at the presentation ceremony.
NCD Governor Powes Parkop, a resident of the suburb, said: “I would like to acknowledge CPL. Aside from the programmes they have initiated – Pride of PNG and Meri Seif Ples – oli givim bikpla yet long community (they’re still giving more back to the community),” he said.
“As the biggest suburb, we should lead the way, in encouragement, motivation and development.
“Sports is recreation but it is also where we can develop our personal values, respect, discipline, break barriers and build networks,” Parkop said.
With their commitment to support towards the games, the CPL group was pleased with its contribution in encouraging sports to bringing together a healthier and more positive community.
The participation of more than 2,500 youths was also an encouraging mark for the organisation.
Gerehu Sports Association president Leonard Haro thanked CPL for the major backing.