​Business opportunities for villagers

​The opening of a new e-Village Mini Mart is seen as the foundation to cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit within the people of Boera Village.

Located within the Edai Town precinct, outside Port Moresby, the mini mart opens another chapter for the Boera community in its partnership in the Town Project.

Boera Village leaders say the shop unveils business opportunities within the grasp of Boera entrepreneurs.

Located within the ongoing Edai Town development, the venture aims to tap into the potential growth of the township and business opportunities.

Boera Holdings Limited chairman, Madaha Maino, said it was a proud moment to open an avenue for local entrepreneurs to tap into this growth.

“This is indeed a milestone for us to cultivate the entrepreneurship spirit of Boera and we hope many other business ventures will follow,” he said.

Boera leader and senior statement, Sir Moi Avei, said the people are traditional entrepreneurs and this investment is a reincarnation of the spirit.

“Modern Hiri is about building enterprise among Boera people,” he said.

The e-Village is a fully furnished air-conditioned one stop mini-market retailing in a 7-11 style convenience store as well as bulk cash and carry at affordable prices.

The shop offers Meat Haus products as well and EFTPOS services with two major commercial banks, with plans to introduce ATMs. Shuttle services to and from the village are also proposed for ease of customers.

The e-Village Mini Mart is the first of many businesses expected to invest in Edai Town’s proposed commercial centre to serve its residents, which is expected to reach a population of 10,000 within the next few years.

(Customers checking out the new shop)

Cedric Patjole