The spirit of the Goroka Show is flying high with the successful celebration of the 48th independence weekend hosted at the spectacular Goroka Show Ground.
Due to Covid-19 a Mini show was held but after almost 2-years of silence, the 3-days festival was packed with locals and tourists from inside and outside the province.
The show was full of more fans than expected and still were entertained through the days.
The show involved games, activities, and a variety over 150 cultural dances and songs from Eastern Highlands Province (EHP).
The Goroka Show Security worked with over 200 Police officers during the 3-days celebration, conducting team foot patrols, vehicle patrols and entrance checkpoints to free fans from any illegal item such as drug, alcohol and weapons.
According to Goroka Show events coordinator Mr. David Lelemitoe, “This is the only show in EHP that attracts fans outside the province.”
The initial two days of the Pikinini festival and the Independence Day was packed, with children and adults, who enjoyed the show so much, people kept turning up till the final day on Sunday.
“The 3-days were very exciting until 1-2pm on 17th Sunday but unfortunately the show was forced to stop selling tickets due to forced entry.”
“With most suspects appearing to be from outside the province and as far as Enga.”
According to event organizers, security and police were very tight and kept inappropriate situations in check.
Mr. Lelemitoe added his concern on the public awareness to avoid drinking and coming to the show and to have respect for yourself and your fellow brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers during independence.
“The show was backed by our business sponsors mainly and we seek the support of the Eastern Highlands province MPs to express their financial support as it your show, so we can raise the standard of the Goroka Show.”