A Sponsorship Agreement has been signed between National Gaming Control Board (NGCB) and Bougainville Pro-Boxing to enhance the partnership going forward.
NGCB is proud to announce its partnership to develop the sport in Bougainville as well as driving important messages and awareness to the communities through sports, particularly the code of boxing.
In the Agreement, the NGCB will provide a sponsorship of K1.6 million for a period of four years to the Bougainville Pro-Boxing to develop the code, which will be paid in instalments of K400, 000 per year.
During the Agreement signing, Minister responsible for NGCB and Minister for Bougainville Affairs, Manasseh Makiba, said the sponsorship from NGCB is a show of unity and it is the way forward for a sustainable and prosperous future for Bougainville in the sport of boxing.
“The government through NGCB is proud to sign this Sponsorship Agreement because we believe that the code of boxing is not only regarded as a sport in Bougainville but also as a platform to advocate for peace as a culture for prosperity.”
“The NGCB is devoted to honour its commitment of K400,000 per year for four years, which we believe will bear a direct impact to the education and medical services, with the potential as a cornerstone for societal mindset shifts to peace and prosperity.”
Makiba said on behalf of the Prime Minister, James Marape and the NGCB, he is pleased to have signed this Agreement with the Bougainville Pro Boxing.
The Bougainville Pro Boxing inaugural theme for this year is ‘Peace for Prosperity’ and the Patron himself who is Regional Member for Bougainville and Minister for Internal Security, Peter Tsiamalili Jr., is a long-time advocate and architect in the construct of sport as a unifying tool.
Furthermore, the funding assistance from NGCB will back all the programs and events of boxing both internationally and locally for the boxers of Bougainville.