Jiwaka group receives K3m livelihood support

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The National, Monday March 3rd, 2014

 THE Jiwaka Indigenous Business Council has received K3 million funding to help local businessmen.

Governor William Tongamp announced the funding before a big crowd during the launch of the business council and the opening of the National Development Bank last Thursday in Banz.

Trade Commerce and Industry Minister Richard Maru and member for South Waghi Joe Koim Komun were present during the launch.

Tongamp, who is also the patron of the Jiwaka Small-Medium Entrepreneurs Council (JSMEC), said the money was part of the government service tax (GST) received by the provincial government last year from the national government.

He urged the JSMEC to come up with a good plan on how to use the money in growing business activities in the province.

Tongamp said the province needed more economic activities to generate revenue for the provincial coffers.

“I want to call on the business leaders in the province to work together in growing the local economy,” he said.