Goroka market

K18m Goroka market redevelopment

The contract was signed on November 15th at Government House between Secretary for Works and Implementation, David Wereh, and China Hu Wei representatives.

Eastern Highlands Governor Peter Numu said the redeveloped market will be a gift to the people and especially mothers of East Highlands Province, who have had to put up with the market’s current status over the years.

“This market is for the good of our simple people. Not for us the politicians and business people. It’s a gift to our mothers and our people back in the province.

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Controversial Goroka market to be built: Soso


The controversial Goroka Market will be rebuilt early next year, says Eastern Highlands Governor Julie Soso.

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Controversial Goroka market to be built: Soso

She said with the support of the Prime Minister, the much delayed market will be built so that her people can sell and buy their local produce.

"The much anticipated Goroka market will be constructed. The money has been parked in the trust account and it's there,” said Soso.

“It will be delivered early next year with the support of Prime Minister Peter O'Neill."

The Governor said her people need a decent market to trade; a market that is long overdue.

She has also invested in other areas of importance, like education.

K22 million funding for Goroka Market safe

The disagreements between Goroka Open MP Bire Kimisopa and EHP Governor Julie Soso had restricted the redevelopment of K22 million Goroka Market.     

Governor Soso in Parliament asked the Finance Minister James Marape to direct the Central Supply and Tenders Board (CSTB) to tender the market process.

She said money for the project is safe and kept in a trust account.

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Goroka Market in legal battle

The local MP Biri Kimisopa and the provincial government are engaged in a legal battle for the custody of a K12 million allocated by the National Government for the market's redevelopment.

This picture shows a pig roaming free at the Goroka market, while vendors sell their market goods.