The Mineral Resource Development Company (MRDC) today presented fifty thousand kina to the Kutubu Kundu and Digaso Festival Committee to support the festival this year.

This presentation marks MRDC’s fifth year of support for the festival since its inception in 2011.

So far, the company’s sponsorship totals to a K150 thousand; K50 thousand for every year since 2011.

Recognised as a national cultural event held annually, ‘The Kutubu Kundu and Digaso Festival’ aims to create an opportunity for ecotourism, income generation at the local level, and as an avenue for educating young generations on the significance of protecting their environment in which their traditional cultures derive from.

With this year’s festival theme ‘“Preserving Our Cultural Heritage Through Saving Our Environment” the festival calls to all communities in Kutubu to embrace the linkages between culture and the natural environment.

MRDC Managing Director Augustine Mano said “We are proud to continue our support of a unique festival in the Southern Highlands Province that not only promotes the diverse culture and traditions of the Kutubu people, but one that also teaches sustainable development by preserving their environment and culture”.