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Female Papua New Guinean promoted to general manager at PNGFM

A Papua New Guinea female has been promoted to be general manager of popular radio station PNG FM, Fiji village reports.

Better known as Shaz during her on air broadcast days with Nau FM and Yumi FM, Rosemary Botong takes over from Fijian Charles Taylor who exits after three years in the position.

Rosemary Botong

He returns to Fiji to assume a senior executive position within the Communications Fiji Limited group-the parent company of PNGFM.


Ms Botong commenced with NauFM in 1999 and in 2011 became the inaugural part of the Legend FM on air team.

In 2018 she took up the position as sales director of PNGFM.

PNG FM Chairman and founding PNG FM team member Peter Aitsi says this is a big moment for PNGFM and for the PNG media industry as a whole. He says the appointment of Botong reflects PNG FM’s long and proud history as an equal opportunity employer.

He says the company does not care where you are from, your background or your gender. Aitsi says everyone has the opportunity to excel at PNG FM.

He further says that PNGFM at present has seven women in managerial positions making up 70 per cent of management positions in the company.

Ms Botong says it’s an absolute honour to be appointed as general manager and they look forward to continue being the number one media company in the industry and to say that they reach more Papua New Guineans than any other medium on any given time or day.