Initiative sees B’ville women receive funding

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The National, Wednesday July 20th, 2016

AN intiative to empower women in North Bougainville has seen the first two of six constituencies in Buka receive K6000 each on its first day of launching.
Speaking yesterday during the launch of the sister-to-sister visits initiative, Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) Deputy Speaker Francisca Semoso said the initiative was a homegrown establishment to empower women in all six constituencies in Buka.
“The two out of the six constituencies that have received K6000 each are Halia and Peit. It’s a blessing from their other sister constituencies on the island (Buka) that has seen both benefitting from this initiative,” she said.
Semoso said she bought K500 worth of shares from the Bougainville Import Export Company to help with empowering women and ensuring sustainability.
She said the initiative was not only to promote empowerment for women but to also ensure financial security and reliability among women in the six constituencies.
Semoso said the next two constituencies to receive K6000 each will be Tonsu and Tsitalato followed by Haku and Hagogohe.
The initiative was facilitated by the Bougainville Womens Federation and women participants from the Halia constituency.