New CIC Board sworn in


The National Executive Council (NEC) has finalised the appointment of a new Board of Directors for the PNG Coffee Industry Corporation Ltd (CICL).

Twelve new members were sworn into office last week Friday 25th June 2021 in the presence of Eastern Highlands Senior Magistrate Ms Barbara Gore, Agriculture Minister Vice Minister (Coffee) Hon. Pogio Ghate, government representatives, development partners and CIC staff and management.

The nine newly appointed non-ex officio directors include;

  • Mr. Jack Kulam (WHP Smallholders Coffee Growers Association),
  • Mr. Patrick Komba (Enga & others SHCGA),
  • Mr Benny Memeyong (Momase Region SHCGA),
  • Mr. Wellington Sauni (Southern Region SHCGA),
  • Mr. John Inerehu (EHP SHCGA),
  • Mr. John Are (Simbu SHCGA),
  • Mr. Mark Munnull (Plantations & Processors Association),
  • Mr. Jerry Kapka ( Exporter’s Council),
  • and Mr. Ellison Ketauwo (PNG Block holders Coffee Growers Association).

Ex officio directors who are government representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Livestock, the Department of Trade, Commerce and Industry from the Department of Treasury were also sworn in.

The ceremony was held at the Bird of Paradise Hotel in Goroka.

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