Ela Motors Donated Grand Prize to the Best Performing SME Business in Papua New Guinea

November 3, 2020

THE inaugural 2020 PNG SME Awards was created to recognise SME excellence, inspire innovation and SME growth in Papua New Guinea. It aimed to acknowledge and inspire SMEs towards innovation excellence, growth and collaboration. SME is a key focus area of GOPNG as it has the potential to develop the informal sector. The Prime Minister announced in September an injection of K200 million to support SME businesses.


To support the PNG SME sector, Ela Motors, under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program has proudly donated an Aluminium Boat with Trailer, a 30HP Yamaha Engine and Safety Kit to the SME Awards held at the Hilton Hotel, Port Moresby. The prize was awarded to “MKR Foods Limited”, an SME business specialising in providing catering services in Port Moresby.

The CEO for Ela Motors, Mr. Mitsuyoshi Okutsu said they were happy to be the Premier Sponsor of the SME Award and would continue to create more shared value and achievements in accordance to PNG’s SME sustainable development goals.


The award recipient representing “MKR Food Limited” was overwhelmed and thanked the CEO and Ela Motors for the grand prize donation. SME Awards Coordinator, Mr. Andrew Runawery, also thanked Ela Motors for coming on board as the Premier Sponsor this year and the impact it made in promoting informal sector businesses in PNG.


The SME Awards Night was a whole success story for all upcoming, compelling and aspiring SME entrepreneurs who were present at the occasion held at Hilton Hotel.