Marape describes Golding as ‘genuine’ entrepreneur


PRIME Minister James Marape says the late Wayne Golding was a genuine entrepreneur who was keen on promoting the local small and medium enterprise sector in the country.
Marape said this when passing his condolences to the Golding family and especially the PNG Business Council.
“Wayne was so keen on Papua New Guineans getting into business, local production and marketing using PNG made products,” he said.
“He was also instrumental in promoting the PNG Made logo on products when he was associated with the PNG Manufacturers Council. “The late Wayne later on moved into the areas of investments in banking and as of 2018 was on the Apec Business Advisory Council (ABAC) when PNG hosted Apec in Port Moresby in 2018.”
Marape said Golding had forged business and marketing relationships with international and world leaders during ABAC meetings.
“His contributions to the local business community were immense and will be remembered and missed,” he said.
“The Pangu Pati-lead Government, which is a strong advocate of promoting local SMEs, passes our deepest and sincere condolences to the family and immediate relatives of the late Wayne Golding.
“PNG businesses will remember him for his contributions to the growth of our economy.”


  • In addition to the comments about the late Wayne Golding here, I would add that he was a friendly, warm person with whom it was a pleasure to converse.

    When in Port Moresby, his wife was a member of the Port Moresby Choral Society. The late Wayne attended the choir’s concerts with enthusiasm, beaming his smile encouragingly at the performers and applauding loudly at the conclusion of each piece.

    He will be dearly missed by the many people who met him and remember his friendly nature.


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