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Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Sofia Akbar said Government would continue to strengthen their Welfare Graduation Programme to help recipients become financially independent. Ms Akbar made the
28 Sep 2014 22:46

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Sofia Akbar said Government would continue to strengthen their Welfare Graduation Programme to help recipients become financially independent.

Ms Akbar made the comment after she was sworn in last Wednesday where she vowed  to continue the good work left behind by her predecessor, Dr Jiko Luveni.

“Becoming self-reliant is the key to nation building and a better society for future,” Ms Akbar said.

She said among her visions was to get welfare recipients to join the workforce to economically empower them.

“I’m impressed with the ministry’s strategy because it empowers social welfare recipients like single mothers to venture into employment and income-generating projects.”

She said it provided them with opportunities for skills development and helped them to be independent.

Similarly, Ms Akbar said there was a need for women to come out of their comfort zones and engage in the ministry’s programmes that opened the way for them to become self-reliant.

“Women have great potentials to contribute towards their household income and this can be achieved when they develop their skills and manage their time wisely to become economically vibrant.”

She said they would continue to reach out to as many women’s groups and welfare clients to help them become self-reliant and help reduce poverty in Fiji.

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