Vunamurmur women hail new market

Women of the Vunamurmur village in the Raluana Local Level Government of East New Britain can now sell their produce and handicrafts at the newly-established roadside market.


At the ground breaking ceremony on Monday, the women showcased their meri blouses, woven mats and garden produce.

“I have always wanted to sell my mats but because of less space, I was unable to do so,” said Jessie Piniau, a member of the Vunamurmur Women’s Fellowship.

Now that the market is open, Piniau and other mothers facing similar problems can sell their items in a more spacious and secure market.

“This market will certainly help our mothers to earn an income for their families,” said Hennie Kanini, president of the Women’s Fellowship.

Kanini added that many other wards were also given markets to help sustain the lives of villagers.

Witnessed by jubilant villagers of more than 200, the program commenced at 10am ended at 11am. The East New Britain Governor, Sir Ereman ToBaining Jnr, who was there to officiate the launch, was treated to a good reception of singing and dancing by men and women.

The market is an initiative of the East New Britain governor himself.





Fiona Silo