Society gets K10,000 for coconut soup, oil

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EAST New Britain Governor Nakikus Konga has allocated K10,000 to help members of the Vunakokor Farmers’ Cooperative Society Ltd produced coconut soup and virgin oil.
The allocation is from the provincial service improvement programme fund.
Konga told members of the society last weekend that the Government was focused on developing small-medium enterprises. The company was formed in 2014, focusing on producing coconut soup and virgin oil.
Women have been producing and selling the items locally.
Ward member Henry Kome explained that in 2014, the ward secured a K500,000 funding from the Gazelle services improvement programme.
Kome said there were no proper avenues to market their products and urged the Government to help them.
He pointed out that transport was a big issue as the road had been left unattended to for a years.
Kome said due to financial constraints, they could not continue with their normal operations because they also need technical advices and expertise to assist them.

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