ExxonMobil invested Over K820mil in development in Papua New Guinea

EXXONMOBIL PNG has invested more than K820 million in community and infrastructure development programmes in the country since 2014, according to managing director Andrew Barry.
The programmes focused on education, health, women’s empowerment, environment and agriculture.
Barry said the firm’s approach was to build partnerships to identify programmes that would deliver results and meet the demands of the people.
The company last Thursday held its fourth “Thank You” event at the Stanley Hotel and Suites in Port Moresby to thank its community development partners. More than 100 organisations attended.
Barry said the firm’s principle was to improve the lives of the people.
“Through a range of innovative strategic community programmes, we are using our combined talents to improve access to education and health care, elevate women’s initiatives, and protect the country’s biodiversity,” he said.
Ensie Sinapa, a leadership consultant, said it was a unique opportunity to partner with ExxonMobil to help improve living standards through community development.
Sinape is carrying out an innovative leadership and governance training programme for school board managers in Central under a public-private partnership arrangement between ExxonMobil, the provincial government and Esmie Sinapa Development Consultants.
“The journey is rewarding and one of growth for many of us,” she said.
Nipa Kutubu District women president Anne Hewago said she and other women leaders undertook training in leadership and management skills at a Global Woman Management Training Programme in America funded by Exxon. The National


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