Stop following intending candidates for free money: Leader

With the national elections just around the corner, a local leader is urging his people to not go to Port Moresby or follow intending candidates and politicians for free easy money.

Upper-Lower LLG council president from Kerowagi District, Chimbu, and Deputy Governor, James Kendeyagl, issued the challenge during the recent signing of the K5 million partnership with the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC).

“It shows one thing, you’re are lazy person,” continues Kendeyagl.

“I urge you to return to your coffee gardens to live a sustainable and honest life

The recent coffee deal was signed between CIC’s Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (PPAP) and partners, CDA Gumini (K2.9m), and Tribal Aromas Ltd (K2.1m), in Kundiawa, Chimbu, on November 1.

Deputy Governor Kendeyagl says: “Coffee is our lifeline in Simbu. This kind of agriculture initiative with stringent rules in the use of funds will support our Going Rural policy.”

Of the two Lead Partners, CDA Gumini is an existing Lead Partner from call 2 proposals, who started with an initial 300 households covering 150 hectares. CDA Gumini is one of two NGOs tested to service rural farmers. Their successful implementation has led to upscaling with 1,000 households under call 4 covering 500 hectares in the Gumini District.

Tribal Aromas is a new Lead Partner under Call 4. The company will service 700 households covering 350 hectares in the Kup LLG in Kerowagi District. Their farmers operate under three cooperatives namely Bandi, Kumai and Enduga.

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