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K1.2 Million Set Aside For Cocoa Development

by PNG Business News - June 07, 2021

Photo Credit: World Cocoa Foundation

In Bogia, Madang Province, K1.2 million has been set aside for cocoa development.

This money came from the PNG Cocoa Board, which contributed K600,000, and the Bogia District Development Authority, which contributed another K600,000.

Boto Gaupu, the chief executive officer of the Cocoa Board, stated that they are willing to collaborate with the Bogia district to grow coconut and cocoa.

“PNG Cocoa Board is serving the same clients and as to the district by working with the farmers at the village level and revive cocoa which was one of the commodities grown in the area for many years,” he said.

“We are committing K600,000 to the district of which K100,000 will be initially presented for the purpose of reviving cocoa and other cash crops in Bogia, Madang Province.”

The district is also dedicated to working with any government and non-government organizations, according to Bogia MP Robert Naguri, and the cocoa board's involvement will go a long way.

He claims that this will assist more than 100,000 people in the provinces of Bogia and Madang.

“We are also committing K100,000 through the district development authority and that will help support the initial work to be carried out in the district.”

He stated that this is the start of a new path for Bogia, and that the resuscitation of cash crops such as coconut and cocoa in the area will pave the way for socio-economic growth.

 

Reference:

Tom, Patrick. Post-Courier (2 June 2021). “K1.2 Million For Bogia Cocoa Development.”


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