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signalling the start of a partnership intended to promote the savings culture to participants within the coffee industry in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

This MoU now enables the country’s leading superannuation provider and the nation’s lead coffee agency to work together to allow more people in the industry to save for retirement.

CIC GM Industry Operations CIC General Manager Industry Operations Steven Tumae welcomed this MoU as an important step to financially empowering coffee farmers in PNG.

CIC appoints new board chairman

Komba takes over from outgoing chairman, Joseph Kom.

The new chairman called on all board members to forgo personal interest and focus on serving the interest of between 3 and 4 million growers and all stakeholders in the coffee value chain, including processors and exporters.

The Secretary for Department of Agriculture & Livestock, Dr Vele Pat Illa’ava, speaking on behalf of government representatives on the CICL Board, welcomed the election of Komba.

Komba is not a stranger to the coffee industry.

CIC calls on farmers for support

The effort is being led by senior executives of the coffee, industry including general manager for industry operations division, Steven Tumae.

“We’re yet to get financial support to fight CBB but we decided to take this course to get support from you farmers,” Tumae tells farmers at Warabung Village, Daulo District.

“You (farmers) must know the nature of this threat because coffee is the lifeline here, unlike other provinces with gold, copper, oil and gas.