The National, Wednesday July 3rd, 2013
By PISAI GUMAR
HARDWARE Haus will buy and promote locally-made bamboo and cane furniture from the Umi Technical College in Markham, Morobe.
The company’s chief executive officer Richard McGuinness made the commitment to people from the district, witnessed by Markham MP and Housing and Urbanisation Minister Paul Isikiel, staff and students of the college at the launching of the district’s five-year plan at Mutzing station last Friday.
McGuinness said he was impressed with the local cane and bamboo products built by students.
“The company commits itself to buy and promote the local creative talents and skills embedded to produce furniture,” he said.
The first three chairs were given to Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Minister for National Planning and Monitoring Charles Abel and Isikiel.
O’Neill was attending his People’s National Congress convention at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae and was unable to accompany Abel and Isikiel to the launching.
Isikiel announced the engagement of Rumion piggery in Markham valley to revive an abattoir as well as to enhance small piggery businesses.
“Rumion will help small holder pig farmers with skills of how to take care of pigs and sell to Rumion for slaughtering and marketing based on the demand of pork,” Isikiel said.