Trukai gives K10,000 for Mask Festival

Trukai gives K10,000 for Mask Festival

Trukai gives K10,000 for Mask Festival

Trukai Industries Limited has given K10,000 cash sponsorship towards this year’s 26th National Mask & Warwagira Festival in Kokopo, East New Britain.

Vice Chairman of the National Mask & Warwagira Festival, Tiolam Wawaga, welcomed Trukai’s Silver Sponsorship commending the company’s commitment towards preserving local Papua New Guinea culture.

The Warwagira Festival is back this year after a three-year absence due to COVID-19 so the people of East New Britain including business houses and tourists are very much looking forward to this event.

“This year marks the fourth consecutive year of Trukai’s support towards the festival. The company is one of the most recognizable brands in this country and it is only fitting to have the country’s most loved rice brand show its support towards the Tolai, Baining and Pomio group of people to support our culture,” said Wawaga.

Trukai Industries’ Marketing Manager, Maryanne Tom, said that the company will continue to support the people of Papua New Guinea through various cultural activities and programs.

“Cultural events such as the Warwagira Festival is a great way to showcase our proud culture and heritage. Additionally, times are tough so events such as this brings together organisations like Trukai, tourists both local and international and SMEs to support local economies demonstrating community spirit and unity.”

“We’re very excited that the Warwagira Festival is back on the calendar this year and are committed to continue to support this festival for many years to come,” said Tom.

Trukai Industries has one of the most diverse Environment Social and Governance programs that supports cultural events, sports, health, education, natural disaster appeals and nutritional programs.

The five-day festival commenced with the Kinavai Tubuan Mask dancers on Wednesday 12 July and concluded on Sunday the 16 July.

Trukai Industries had a booth set up and conducted rice sampling as well as fun games such as the rice eating competition, which has always been a crowd favourite.