District CEO tells people there is more money in farming


THE chief executive officer of the Ialibu-Pangia district in Southern Highlands Samson Wereh has urged the people to farm their land and make use of the market provided.
Wereh told the people at Ialibu station on Thursday not to waste their time selling betel nuts, cigarettes, playing dart, cooking flour balls, and lazing about at the station or in their villages.
He welcomed the initiative taken by the Mama Helpim Mama Foundation which had sent their first container of fresh vegetables directly to a supermarket in Port Moresby.
Wereh said the foundation based in Ialibu was fortunate to secure a deal with the Stop And Shop supermarket.
The district administration under MP and Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has committed K200,000 to help the women’s group expand their network in the district. Wereh said it was up to the people now to cultivate their land and get cash on the spot for their fresh produce.
“I want to commend the women’s group for being an eye-opener to other women in the province,” he said. Wereh said it was a big challenge to the people in the district.
“If you want money, start cultivating your land and plant the cash crops,” he said.
“The more you grow and sell, the more money you will get.”

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