Women need to work together: Leader

Women need to work together to address issues affecting their lives.

This call was made by Doreka Dai, who is a designer and runs a small tailoring business.

She made the comments during the opening of the Boera Women’s Resource Centre in the Central Province village yesterday (Feb 27).

Dai, who is a member of the Boera Women’s Association and Advancing PNG: Women Leaders Network, said many a time, women were their own worst enemies.

With the new centre, she called for cooperation and support among women.

The Centre was built with support from ExxonMobil PNG at a cost of K260,000.

The Centre will be the home for the Diari Tailoring Project, which will enable more numbers of free-of-charge training places it can offer to single mothers, widows and disadvantaged women.

The Centre will also host ExxonMobil supported training like the YWCA financial literacy training, and a base for broader opportunities the facility would provide women in the community.

LNG Plant manager, Jagir Baxi, said: “Working in partnership with our local communities is extremely important to us.

“We are investing heavily in community development programs to promote economic growth and improve the quality of life for the people of this country.”

The community has been urged to look after the facility and ensure it is a sustainable infrastructure.

Cedric Patjole