COMMODITIES Export Marketing Authority (CEMA) Buying Centre at Pakera, Central Makira has opened this afternoon, May 4.
Pakera is the first buying center to be opened under the Commodities Export Marketing Authority Revitalisation and Recapitalisation Strategy.
Prime Minister Sogavare along with a few government officials attended the opening of the Pakera Enterprise Buying Centre where PM Sogavare delivered the keynote address.
According to a Government statement, export marketing sector for local commodities is a vital link to growing the rural sector where CEMA plays an important role in terms of stimulating growth in the rural economy.
“The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) is serious as indicated in its key national policy outcomes to revive CEMA to support commodity marketing exports of key commodities such as coconut, cocoa, oil palm, and to drive exports of potential commercial commodities such as coffee, noni, vanilla, pineapple and others,” a government statement said.
The CEMA Revitalisation and Recapitalisation Strategy 2021 – 2027 was officially launched by the Hon. Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare May last year.