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4 centres to be built

Nasik Swami
Monday, January 13, 2014

FOUR new woman resource centres will be constructed in Fiji this year by the Ministry of Women.

And the ministry believes the construction of the centres will present new income generating opportunities for women and also recognise their role in the social and economic spheres of development.

Minister Dr Jiko Luveni said the centres would be constructed in Nadi, Labasa, Serua and Savusavu.

"A budget allocation of $180,000 will be used to build these centres which will operate on One Centre, One Core Product concept and ensure that there is quality and consistency of supply of the products for effective marketing," Dr Luveni said.

She said a further $5000 would be given for women's groups to build women centre extensions particularly in cases where they already have existing infrastructure

"The institutionalisation of women's groups enables them to enhance and practise their leadership skills and venture into economic projects to improve their livelihood.

"It builds their confidence in decision-making and opens the gateway to develop the local resources and skills to alleviate poverty.

"These resource centres also provide the infrastructure that is dedicated to women empowerment and it becomes easy for women's groups to access information and programs on issues affecting them."

Dr Luveni said since 2010, the ministry has constructed a total of 45 woman resource centres around the country.








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