Caption: BSP Goroka branch manager Reuben Elijah (right) presents the K20, 000 to Goroka Show organising committee chairman Gideon Samuel.-Picture courtesy of GOROKA SHOW ORGANISING COMMITTEE
By MALUM NALU
Bank of South Pacific has given K20, 000 to the Goroka Show organising committee to help stage the 2011 show on September 16, 17 and 18.
The bank's Goroka branch manager Reuben Elijah presented the money to show organising committee chairman Gideon Samuel.
Samuel said he was really grateful to the BSP management for coming on board to sponsor this year's show.
"Your sponsorship demonstrates your commitment to promote our culture, which is fast phasing out," he said.
Samuel further acknowledged BSP's green campaign which "is very vital in reinforcing positive values in the community".
He said BSP contributed in a big way towards civic pride in Goroka through the weekly cleanathon conducted by Elijah and his staff, and donation of empty drums to the Goroka Area Authority last year.
Samuel appeal to the people of Eastern Highlands to take ownership of Goroka and do their bit to keep the town clean.
He said Goroka would be chock-a-block with visitors next month for the show.
"We have got to portray a positive image by doing our bit to keep the town clean," Samuel said.
Elijah said BSP was happy to assist such community events such as Goroka Show.