EHP picks directors for coffee company


A COMPANY owned by the Eastern Highlands government has picked its directors tasked to make coffee the top commodity in the province.
The province allocated K2 million to establish the Rumbia Coffee Export Ltd this year.
Its chairman is Charles Dambui, who is also the Coffee Industry Corporation chief executive officer.
The six directors named by Governor Peter Numu are interim chairman Dambui, coffee scientist Anis Kuri, deputy customs commissioners Edward Mason and Benjamin Sine, lawyer Jerome Sione and John Gimiseve from the provincial administration.
“Eastern Highlands is the largest coffee producing province and it is sad to see only a few own the coffee company in the province.
“The Government and the people have trust and faith in the directors that they will (look after) the company. The people own the coffee trees and it is better that the provincial government organise it for the coffee farmers, by owning the company.”
Numu said the purpose of establishing the company was to complement the importance of income generation, find markets in countries that have trade relationship with PNG.

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  • A way forward, Hon, Governor Numu. Coffee is EHP’s largest commodity. We must protect it with expects becoming custodians. Other coffee establishments owned by the EHPG must also come under the same Board of Directors.

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