BSP Supports 2017 National Mask & Warwagira Festival

  • Students from a school in East New Britain enquiring about BSP’s products and services at last year’s Warwagira Festival in Kokopo, East New Britain Province.

    Port Moresby, July 11th, 2017 | Promoting and keeping our culture unites Papua New Guinea and BSP is pleased to continue its support to the 2017 Warwagira & 23rd Mask Festival to be held in Kokopo, East New Britain Province.

    The Festival has always pulled large crowds to East New Britain, and has provided fun filled days of traditional singsings from across the New Britain Region, as well as from neighbouring Island and mainland provinces.

    BSP has maintained its silver sponsorship of K5,000. The Festival  will be held from the 12th – 16th July, in which the festival is expected to be the best yet with an array of cultural performances expected to feature in the five-day event.

    Since its inception, the Warwagira & Mask Festival has grown from strength to strength every year attracting tourists from as far as Europe and America.

    BSP Kokopo Branch Manager, Joe Makinta presented the cheque to the 2017 National Mask and Warwagira Organising Committee yesterday (11th July, 2017) on behalf of the bank and said that, “BSP recognises the need and importance of promoting and showcasing our culture for our country’s economic empowerment.

    “Being a home-grown bank, it is our drive to see that PNG’s tourism and culture is being promoted with positive messages to other countries.

    “The partnership between BSP and the Festival’s Organising Committee has been in place since 2011, and we are proud to be supporting the festival again this year.” He said.

    He also added that BSP Kokopo staff will also be facilitating opening of accounts including the Sumatin Account, Kids Savings Account and Kundu Account, mobile banking and internet banking registrations during the five day festival.


    An East New Britain Local filling in forms to open a Kundu Account at last year’s Warwagira Festival.


    Bank South Pacific (BSP) is an iconic and unique bank in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, recognised for its strong commitment to the region.  We are a major commercial banking and finance group with assets of approximately PGK20.8 billion.

    BSP has the largest branch network in Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu with sub branches and agents in rural locations. The BSP Group employs 4000+ people across the Pacific and proudly supports the communities that we operate in, through Community Projects, Sports, Education, Health, Culture and Financial Literacy.

    Our branch network is complemented by electronic banking networks that can meet the banking needs of all customers wherever we operate.

    • 70+ Branches
    • 13 Premium Service Centres
    • 50+ Sub Branches
    • 350+ Agents
    • 500 ATMs
    • 11,000+ EFTPoS

    We’re proud of our whole of bank capabilities whereby our teams in Corporate, Retail, Paramount and Treasury are able to provide solutions to our clients, drawing on our capabilities and broad presence. This capability is unmatched by our competitors.  PNG and the Pacific is our home. We have knowledge, history, experience and a commitment to the region that other financial institutes cannot offer.


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