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More Investments Means More Jobs in PNG



With more investments, more jobs are in store for the people of Papua New Guinea.

According to Paradise Foods Company chief executive officer James Rice, their new strategy is investing in home-grown products and localising of product brands and labels, thus creating more livelihood opportunities.

“Every job we can bring to PNG is a victory for our country and a benefit to our people. It means another family with food on the table, another consumer, and another taxpayer,” he said. “We are looking at replacing imported bottles, bottle caps, and labels hence; all these will mean fewer imports for the country and more jobs for the people in PNG.”

He noted that these are the kinds of investments to help the country.

“The people need jobs and the country needs economic growth. We should focus on doing what we can do, and on making what we can make,” he said. “There’s no reason to import something PNG can make itself, otherwise we are just sending our money and jobs to other countries. My plan was always to grow the business, stay focused on what is right for my customers, employees, and shareholders. When I make the right choices all three benefit. I’m a guest in this country and the best legacy I can leave is jobs for Papua New Guineans.”

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