Porgera Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)

K25,000 investment in Porgera chamber

The funding, made to the Porgera Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), will help the chamber coordinate its suite of annual activities for small to medium businesses in the Porgera Valley.

PCCI president, Nickson Pakea, said the contribution will be well received by the local business community.

“Our organisation started in 2017 when we recognised locals needed a one-stop shop for advice, service and advocacy to help establish and or keep their businesses profitable,” Pakea said.

Porgera CCI and SMEC to promote business development

The MoU also aims to provide alternate avenues of income generation for locals in Laigap-Porgera once the Porgera mine eventually shuts down.

Porgera CCI Chairman, Nickson Pakea,  said the MoU provide relevant training programs for local people to venture into small and medium business enterprises.

“It means that whoever is already in the field to start up a small or medium business enterprise, we will promote them, and whoever wants to venture into business, we will train them and make them become businessmen or women,” he said.