2020 Bundi Komba Festival

Demonstration of rare food festival

This much-anticipated festival was postponed to the end of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, April 22nd, the COVID-19 Rural Medical Patrol team entered remote Emigari, Bundi – the host village of the Bundi Komba Festival.

While conducting much-needed awareness on COVID-19 and treating and airlifting sick patients, the team also witnessed the “Bundi Komba Festival Demo” for what is to come in December. 

“The demo consisted of cultural performances, preparations and tasting of various delicious rare Komba dishes,” stated Vincent Kumura.

Landslides hamper preparations

While preparations are underway for this much-anticipated April 20-22 event, the recent continuous rainfall has caused several landslides on the Kundiawa-Gembogl-Bundi road.  

The three major ones are landslides at Kenyaundo, Yandina and Augl near Mondia Pass, the Simbu-Madang border.