Monday, 26 September 2016

10th Sepik River Crocodile Festival sponsors pledge support

by PISAI GUMAR

STAKEHOLDERS who participated in the 10th Sepik River Crocodile Festival have assured the organizing committee to continue supporting the show for its importance in preserving indigenous knowledge and skills.

This year' (2016) corporate sponsors were Bank South Pacific, the major sponsor who gave K25,000, Mainland Holdings (K20,000), PanAust Frieda project (K10,000) and National Development Bank (K5000).

Ambunti contributed K50,000 and Tunip-Hunstein LLG gave K30,000. Other sponsors were Ambunti-Drekikier district development authority (K150,000) and Sir Michael Somare K15,0000).

BSP and NDB also provided opportunity for locals to open new bank accounts.

A total of 50 cultural groups from Ambunti-Dreikikier, Wosera-Gawi and Angoram districts participated in displays of colourful local artefacts.

Ambunti-Dreikikier chief executive officer Francis Kambaka said the festival had uplifted the face of the district by setting it on the world map and attracting tourists from abroad each year.

"We are no longer the back page people in terms of socio-economy activities. Overseas tourists have found out about our potential and are flocking here annually," he said.

"But we need to improve and expand in terms of providing accommodation, transportation and in displaying local food recipes."


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To make a booking for Sepik River Crocodile Festival next year 2017 or onwards, contact the admin of this blog or the Sepik River Crocodile Festival committee.

Happy viewing!






Source: The National

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