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‘Maximise On Craft Shows’

The Bua and Macuata women’s groups are looking forward to maximising on the divisional craft shows being organised by the Ministry of Women. Minister Rosy Akbar has encouraged women’s groups
19 May 2015 08:59
‘Maximise On Craft Shows’
Koro women while showcasing the products they make out of coconuts.

The Bua and Macuata women’s groups are looking forward to maximising on the divisional craft shows being organised by the Ministry of Women.

Minister Rosy Akbar has encouraged women’s groups from around Fiji to make maximum use of the divisional craft shows being organised by the ministry.

“I am calling on women’s groups in all the divisions to prepare and take full advantage of the opportunities provided to market their products,” Ms Akbar said.

“These craft shows are organised by the ministry in partnership with Fiji Arts Council to ensure the production of quality products for increased marketing potentials during the National Women’s Expo.

“It is also to strengthen existing markets that are available for rural women and more so connecting to markets both nationally and internationally,” she said.

“The divisional craft show will be an incentive for women to prepare for the National Women’s Expo 2015.”

Macuata Soqosoqo Vakamarama president Adi Samanunu Katonivere said, “This is a good chance to showcase what we have to offer as a province.

Meanwhile Bua Soqosoqo Vakamarama president Laisa Lewanavanua said they were preparing well for the craft show.

Last year Government saw the benefits of the First National Women’s Expo organised by the Ministry of Women and they have allocated $500,000 for this year’s expo.

The theme for this year’s expo is “Connecting Women to Markets – Make it Happen” and it’s scheduled for October 14-16.

Ms Akbar said: “It will be a three-day event, similar to last year’s.”

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