Goroka show committee concerned with lack of sponsorships


THE annual Goroka Show is only two and a half months away and sponsorship has been very slow, says the show’s organising committee chairwoman Keryn Hargreaves, pictured.
“The Goroka Show is the oldest-running cultural show in Papua New Guinea and relies 100 per cent on sponsorship funding,” Hargreaves said.
“Sponsorship has been slow this year and the organising committee are asking businesshouses and multi-national companies to support this iconic cultural event.
“We understand the business environment is going through difficult times and whatever support in cash or kind is always appreciated to enable us to deliver the show.”
Hargreaves said companies that have given their support so far are Nestle PNG, PNG Japan and MVIL and other companies who have indicated their participation but have yet to confirm the sponsorship amount.
“The theme for the 62nd Goroka Show is promoting agriculture and tourism and the executive committee are asking Government agencies responsible for agriculture and tourism to come on board and support in promoting agriculture and tourism.”
“Cultural singsing groups have registered and we expect to register 150 singsing groups from various parts of PNG.
“Local Farmers will have on display agricultural products in the Farmer’s Market during the three days of the show, as well as
SMEs from EHP, Simbu and Morobe.
“International tourists have booked out the hotels, motels and guest houses in Goroka.”

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