Boost for Team PNG
16 November, 2017, 12:00 am
PORT MORESBY – The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee is proud to have Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL) as one of its platinum sponsor for Team PNG to the Mini Pacific Games Vanuatu.
PNG Olympic Committee president Sir John Dawanincura was emotional on hearing of the K1 million ($FJ647,000) sponsorship announcement from KPHL managing director Wapu Sonk.
“We are lost for words because this opportunity comes once in every 20 years and we welcome KPHL as part of our ongoing corporate sponsors,” said Sir John.
“We do have one thing in common with KPHL and KPHL is mandated to protect and maximise the value of the country’s petroleum assets which contributes to maximising the wealth of its ultimate share holders – the people of PNG.”
Sir John said PNGOC as an entity is mandated to give every Papua New Guinean the opportunity to compete and represent PNG in international competitions.
“Therefore, we are privileged to have KPHL on board in supporting our athletes for the Mini Pacific Games and the Commonwealth Games,” Sir John said.
KPHL managing director Wapu Sonk said the organisation was proud to support PNG’s participation in these two major sporting events.
“KPHL’s vision is to create value and opportunity for PNG and its people by becoming a major national oil and gas corporation. To that end, we see that the opportunity to support PNGOC’s proposal goes a long way to meaningfully contribute to the pool of talent PNG will be exposing at these sporting events,” Sonk said.
The sponsorship is in support of Team PNG’s participation in the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu and the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.