Show lights up Minj

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday 11th June 2013

 MINJ town in Jiwaka came alive on Saturday and yesterday with the 10th Waghi Cultural Show.

More than 20 different cultural groups from the highlands provinces performed. Twenty six tourists from the United States, Australia and Israel attended the show.

Governor Dr William Tongamp told the crowd and tourists that Jiwaka province is 10 months old and did not have the infrastructure to host such an event but the provincial government would support the show starting next year.

“What you see here is just the beginning of bigger and better annual cultural shows to be held in the province,” he said.

Show chairman John Koimo told the people that their culture was their identity and must be preserved. 

“Our culture and traditions which we inherited from our forefathers are very important and we need to keep them alive,” he said.