The National, Thursday 20th September, 2012
By ZACHERY PER
EASTERN Highlands governor Julie Soso wants to see the Goroka show become more agriculture-orientated.
She wants the show to showcase Eastern Highland’s true potential in agriculture.
She will work with the show’s committee to make the 2013 Goroka Agriculture Show bigger and better.
Closing the annual event on Sunday, she said the upper highlands provinces had natural resources such as gas, oil, gold and other mineral resources but EHP depended heavily on cash crops such as coffee and agricultural produce.
She appealed to her people to toil the land and produce agricultural products on a large scale so that they could supply more markets in other
She congratulated Eastern Highlanders for hosting an excellent Goroka show that coincided with the country’s 37th independence anniversary celebrations last weekend.
There were 113 singsing groups which attracted hundreds of tourist and thousands of show goers. It was described as the best show Goroka had ever hosted.
The peace and harmony
enjoyed at the three-day show was attributed to the liquor ban imposed by Soso to reduce violence.
Families, youths and tourist enjoyed the cultural performances and displays of traditional bilas by the various groups, string bands, the CIS band and amphitheater and walked around the stalls to look at the displays or buy food items.