Economic empowerment to be priority for female candidate

Economic empowerment is top priority for female candidate Julienne Leka-Maliaki who is contesting the Rigo Open seat.

Leka-Maliaki highlighted that with the country’s economy not looking too good, she wants to empower her people of Rigo and to give back what they truly deserve by empowering them economically.

Second on her list of priorities is women and youths and how the growing youth issues can be addressed.

This includes empowering youths through sports.

“As current president of PNG Netball, I want to use my expertise and leadership to really transform the district because it can be done across all sports.

“I want to use sports as a development tool to inspire and create opportunity for youths in the district,” she said.

Leka-Maliaki also aims to have women play a role in leadership and in administration in private sector development.

Leka-Maliaki is one of eight females contesting the Rigo Open seat, currently occupied by Ano Pala.

Quintina Naime