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$117k Help For Makoi Group

The Fiji Muslim Women’s League has commended Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama-led Government for providing livelihood training opportunities for women. Their comments were in response to the Ministry of Women, Children
23 May 2015 09:38
$117k Help For Makoi Group
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar

The Fiji Muslim Women’s League has commended Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama-led Government for providing livelihood training opportunities for women.

Their comments were in response to the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation handing $17,000 worth of equipment- five industrial machines, three overlock sewing machines and 30 sewing machines and an additional $100,000 grant to the soon to be opened Makoi Women’s Vocational Training Centre at Tuirara, Makoi in Nasinu yesterday.

The league’s president Nisha Buksh said they had raised funds to equip the centre and they were grateful the Government had come forward to assist them.

“We raised about $50,000 and now we are looking at getting more funds to get our equipment because without that we will not be able to offer training,” she said.

Mrs Buksh said the grant and the machines would contribute to the elimination of poverty in the country.

Meanwhile, Minister for Women Alleviation Rosy Akbar said the sewing machines were not just for capacity building, but for the economic empowerment for women who would be undergoing training at the centre when it opened.

“The Government is committed to developing women in every way from economic independence to participation in decision making processes and from leading a violence free life to accessing all services that every human has a right to access,” Ms Akbar said.

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