The call was made during the first annual general meeting of the Central Provincial Council of Women in the recent past at the national department of Community Development conference room in Waigani.
Deputy Provincial Administrator for Social Services, Edward Kila, said any women group in Central Province must come together and work as a team with the mother body, the Central Provincial Council of Women (CPCW).
During the official opening of the women’s meeting last week, he said women should be on their toes and start moving forward to make revenue making avenues to sustain themselves.
Kila said women must start focus on growing their own revenue, which is the challenge for the province after the recent MTDP III for southern region workshop held in the province.
President of the women’s council, Vela Tom, said the vision of the Council is to have its own office and raise its own revenue to run the affairs of women in the province.
She also appealed to all the women groups to make a difference and move towards self-sustainability.
Tom also thanked Governor for Central, Robert Agarobe, and Provincial Administrator Gei Raga, for recognising the women of Central Province.
She said women are an integral part of community development therefore is allocated funding through recurrent budget every year in the province’s money plan.
(Deputy Provincial Administrator Social Services, Edward Kila, delivering a speech during the Central Provincial Council of Women first quarter Annual General Meeting at the Department of Community Development conference room in Waigani, Port Moresby)