CEFI new office to boost services for financial inclusion activities in country

Bank of Papua New Guinea Assistant Governor Ellison Pidik with Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion Executive Director Saliya Ranasinghe officially opening the new office on Wednesday 26 2019

In recognition of the growing profile, and the roll out of the financial inclusion agenda in Papua New Guinea, the Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion has opened a new office yesterday, Wednesday 25 September 2019.

The Assistant Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea Ellison Pidik and the Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion Executive Director Saliya Ranasinghe officially opened the new office, witnessed by CEFI and BPNG staff and management.

Formally, CEFI staff and management were operating from the first floor of the Post Office Building in down town Port Moresby.

With operations commencing at the new office, Papua New Guineans can access financial inclusion services, advice, and training through the centre. The office will provide a hub to financial technology innovators to test and trial their applications and access to research resources for financial inclusion.

“The key focus of the new office will be to promote excellence and promote high quality of life as stated in the National Financial Inclusion Strategy and Policy to support the people manages their money well, save in formal financial services and deliver activities that will help citizens live an abundant life.” Assistant Governor Ellison Pidik said.

Staff address by Assistant Governor Ellison Pidik at the new CEFI office

The new office includes two state-of-art training rooms, a research and library resource room, a hub for Fintech development, a gallery room and a spacious boardroom for meeting. 

“I thank Bank of Papua New Guinea in recognising CEFI an important facilitator of financial inclusion endeavor and provided the funding support for the new office.”

“CEFI presence is set to grow across services, resources and the agriculture sectors as partnership between CEFI and relevant institutions continues to strengthen,” says CEFI Executive Director, Saliya Ranasinghe.

Public are encouraged to reach the CEFI office through the new contact information;

Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion
Ground Floor, Credit Corp Building  
Curthburtson Street, Down Town Port Moresaby, National Capital District
Telephone: +675 3225300
Post Office Box 1692
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 0830 -1630, except for public holidays.

For media enquiries, email ekuson@thecefi.org or call 3225302

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