Show highlights Morobe’s role as foodbowl of PNG

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THE Morobe Province Agricultural Show is an opportunity to display what Morobe and the country can offer in terms of agriculture and culture, Governor Ginson Saonu says.
He thanked businesshouses, organisations and cultural groups who made the show possible.
“Morobe is an agriculture and culture-based society,” Saonu said.
“We live off of our land. Our ancestors have done this over thousands of years. We still are very much dependent on our land for survival.
“Morobe is the foodbowl of Papua New Guinea and we need to harness our potential, work harder and add value to our land and culture.”
Show committee president Mike Quinn encouraged the showgoers to support local businesses and called on the government to think of the rural population.
“There are many good businesses in Papua New Guinea who are contributing to the national economy,” he said.
“When you buy PNG products, you support thousands of other Papua New Guineans, and you support the growth of our economy.
“The Government must fix the problems the country is facing, such as poor health facilities and rundown school infrastructures in remote areas.
“They must look at developing rural areas, and support the farmers and growers in remote areas to showcase their locally made products.”