The partnership between the POM City Markets and Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko will deliver another Motu-Koita Market this Saturday at the Vabukori Village.
Through the Moresby South Motu-Koita (MK) Women’s Representative Anna Skate, the first two successful SME Markets and cultural showcases were held at the Pari and Kila Kila Village with local women-owned SME’s taking home at most K4000 and averaging on K500 to K600 on the day.
This week, in true Motu-Koitabuan fashion, the Vabukori Market organisers are looking to make their event even bigger.
Apart from the selling of arts and craft and locally made products, the Vabukori villagers have set up tours to the famous picnic island of Manubada, fishing trips with local fisherman and a beach barbecue.
Pascoe Promotions Director Sylvia Pascoe says all these activities are set to showcase the tourism potential with the traditional villages of Port Moresby, which have never been celebrated as much as they are now.
“These tourism products will continue to develop and grow the more they are seen and the SMEs on show will grow as tourism to these villages grows”, she said.
Stalls will be predominantly local SME’s from various Motu-Koitabu villages with a select few for the POM City Marketers to take up.
Pascoe said there has already been much interest from local tourists that are looking forward to learning more about Port Moresby’s MK villages.
A huge line-up of entertainers will perform throughout the day, with cultural performances complimented by local string bands that Vabukori prides itself on, all directed by well-known PNG producer and Vabukori local AK-47 (Alan Kedea).
Secure parking will be ensured at the Kila Police Barracks and a shuttle from there will run throughout the day to the event area in the village.