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INVENTOR OF PNG'S FIRST FULL SIXTEEN (16) NUTRIENT CONTENT ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILIZER

Mr Christopher Tep is the inventor and owner of PNG's first full sixteen nutrient content organic liquid fertilizer known as Grow Hariap Organic Liquid Fertilizer. For food crops to bear maximum yields, they must have a sufficient supply of sixteen known nutrients. Grow Hariap has been tested in Australia and PNG laboratories to have all the sixteen vital nutrients that crops need to produce maximum yields. The fertilizer is currently being distributed exclusively by Brian Bell throughout PNG. Mr Tep is an agricultural scientist with 30 plus years of experience in the agriculture industry in both private and public sectors. His story is very inspiring. We interviewed him at length about how he invented the fertilizer. We will publish the interview soon on this platform as well as our YouTube channel. Please like or subscribe to our YouTube channel for the full interview.

15 March 1745: OLAUDAH EQUIANO

On this date in 1745, we remember the birth of Olaudah Equiano, an African slave, and author.

From Nigeria, Equiano, also known as (Gustavus Vassa), was kidnapped from his village at the age of eleven, shipped through the grueling "Middle Passage" of the Atlantic Ocean, hardened in the West Indies and sold to a Virginia planter. He was later bought by a British naval Officer, Captain Pascal, as a present for his cousins in London. After ten years of enslavement throughout the North America, where he assisted his merchant slave master and worked as a seaman, Equiano bought his freedom.

At the age of forty-four he wrote and published his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African. He registered this writing at Stationer’s Hall, London, in 1789. More than two centuries later, his work was recognized not only as one of the first works written in English by a former slave, but perhaps more important as the paradigm of the slave narrative, a (then) new literary genre. In his narrative, Equiano recalls his childhood in Essaka (an Igbo village formerly in northeast Nigeria), where he was adorned in the tradition of the "greatest warriors."

He was unique in his remembrance of traditional African life before the advent of the European slave trade. Equally significant is Equiano’s life on the high seas, which included not only travels throughout the Americas, Turkey, and the Mediterranean, but also participation in major naval battles during the French and Indian War (Seven Years’ War), as well as in the search for a northwest passage led by the Phipps expedition of 1772-1773.

Equiano also records his central role, along with Granville Sharpe, in the British Abolitionist Movement. As a major voice in this movement, Equiano petitioned the Queen of England in 1788. He was appointed to the expedition to settle London’s poor Blacks in Sierra Leone, a British colony on the West Coast of Africa. Sadly, he did not complete the journey back to his native land. Equiano’s autobiography became a best seller, equal (at the time) in popularity by Robinson Crusoe.

He published nine different editions before his death, including an American edition (1791), and German and Dutch editions, 1790 and 1791 respectively. Olaudah Equiano died in 1797. By 1837, nine more editions had been published.

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