Henry Ame

New Goroka airport terminal will open: Minister

The facility was officially opened in May.

Civil Aviation Minister, Alfred Manasseh, confirmed this today in Parliament when asked by Goroka MP Henry Ame to explain the delay.

Ame raised this concern after finding out from the staff of Air Niugini in Goroka that the high cost of rental from the National Civil Aviation Authority has been stopping them from moving to the new building.

He said the terminal had already been officially opened but yet to be used, jokingly saying the mosquitoes and other insects might already be occupying the building.

100,000 coffee seedling nursery launched

They launched their coffee cooperative group and a 100,000 coffee seedling nursery and sold the first 10,000 to a coffee processing firm.

Officiating at the occasion was MP for Goroka Open and Vice Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Henry Ame.

Ame said the O’Neill/Abel government is focused on growing the agriculture sector and has allocated close to K1 billion. He therefore urged the growers to utilise this opportunity to take part actively in agricultural activities.