The University of Papua New Guinea Western Highlands Students Union will be hosting a live concert fundraiser facilitated by the Western Highlands Development Forum on the Independence Day.
According to the WHDF Chairman, Mr. Samson Komati confirmed that many well-known local artists will be performing to raise funds, with all proceeds going to the UPNG WHP Students Union. Venue is confirmed at ATS area next to Hagen Kona and at the back road of Glory Estate (8 mile) accessible easily by the sealed road.
The Artist confirmed to perform on Independence Day are as follows: Gedix Atege, Mal Meninga Kuri, Tasik Yard, Masalai Crew & Paul Doa Aundi, Esther Kave Pacifica, Eskimo, and few others and will be the biggest independence concert on the day.
Other classic acts include comics such as Elton Kili and others have been engaged to as part of the entertainment. Mr. Komati stated that 2000 UPNG WHP students from the union will be on ground to provide support and assistance for all attending the event, with gate prices of K10 for adults, K5 for students and K2 for Kids and the elderly.
He stated that they have also engaged the Hagen Police Mobile Squad 07 to provide security for the day, and encouraged people from all walks of life to come and enjoy the day while adding that everyone is encouraged to come along in their PNG colors.
“We need all WHP community to dress up in PNG colors and come support the UPNG WHP Students Union for this fundraiser. This is NOT the WHP Day; it’s PNG Independence Day!” Komati said.
So far, Member for Tambul-Nebiliyer and Minister for Defence, Mr. Bakri Daki has pledged his assistance by helping out in cash but they have yet to hear from him. WHDF hopes to raise K40, 000 from this event to support our UPNG WHP Students Union at UPNG.