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BSP backs PNG’s oldest cultural show – the Goroka Show

Monday, September 11, 2023

Homegrown bank, BSP Financial Group Limited is pleased to support PNG’s oldest cultural show - the Goroka Show with a silver sponsorship of K20, 000.

“An international cultural event that is synomonus with the annual PNG Independence weekend celebrations, BSP is pleased to support an event that not only showcases the unique singsings and rituals of more than a hundred tribes but also provides an avenue for BSP to offer its banking services,” said Goroka Branch Manager Rosemary Mawe.

The three-day event will kick off with the Pikinini Festival on Friday 15th September then onto the main event: the Goroka Show from Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th September 2023.

“This year’s theme is “Agro-Tourism” and BSP being the bank that offers the best SME Loan Products in the market, is pleased to support an event that would provide a platform for BSP to reach more customers and encourage them to sign up on our Digital Banking Platforms.

“During the event, our team will assist customers with SME Banking Products; SME Account opening requirements, how to access our SME Loans – including the Credit Enhancement Scheme and other SME banking payment solutions that show goers in the Agri-Tourism industry can benefit from. We can also assist with Personal Account Opening, Registration for Mobile and Internet Banking and General banking queries,” Ms Mawe added.

“Our support in Eastern Highlands Province does not only stop at such festivals, BSP has given back to the people of Eastern Highlands through our Community Projects. Our Goroka & Kainantu branch have delivered 28 Community Projects totaling over K670, 000 since 2009 covering Education, Health, Sports and the Environment.

“BSP is your bank. We will continue to serve the people of Eastern Highlands through our Goroka, Kainantu and Goroka SME Branches including our Aiyura, Yonki, and Henganofi Sub-Branches,” the Goroka Branch Manager further added.

Goroka Show committee chairperson Keryn Hargreaves in thanking BSP for the support said the show would be bigger, more entertaining and better than previous years.

“It’s the oldest cultural show in PNG that continues to attract visitors from within PNG and overseas to the Eastern Highlands Capital. First introduced by ‘Kiaps’ back in 1957, the Goroka Show continues to attract over a hundred tribes from all over Papua New Guinea to participate. We encourage everyone to attend and experience the splendour of traditional cultures and the region’s exquisite biodiversity,” Ms Hargreaves added.