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150K for centres

Salaseini Vosamana
Saturday, November 24, 2012

THE allocation of $150,000 for the construction of four women's resource centres nationwide has been commended by the Soqosoqo Vakamarama in Macuata.

Responding to the Prime Minister's national budget address that four centres would be built in Serua, Namosi, Ra and Macuata, Soqosoqo secretary Kelera Tuiwainikai said the centre was a project they had longed for.

"This is really good news for us, especially when we are financially challenged," Ms Tuiwainikai said.

"The women now have the opportunity to display and sell their handicraft, clothes and other artwork at the centre."

She said the centre would also be used for conferences and special functions.

Commodore Bainimarama said women were the backbone of their families and communities but the inherent right of equality was still denied to most of them, a wrong that his government was doing everything in its power to right.

"We know that women play an important role as men in social and economic development and we want to provide more women with the skills and education to provide for themselves and their families.

"My government will continue to provide the necessary support to enable all women to bring about positive changes for themselves, for their families and for their communities."

He said they were also allocating $550,000 to implement the Women's Plan of Action.





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