The National, Friday 14th of February, 2014
THE GOVERNOR of Oro Province, Gary Juffa, has supported a call by women’s football representative and the acting president of PNG Football Association Linda Wonuhali for recognition and support from the PNG government.
Mr Juffa said that every provincial governor and Member of Parliament actively supported sports development but focused on sports dominated by men. He admitted that Oro had also fallen into this trend and pledged to ensure fairness and equity in supporting and promoting women’s sports.
“Oro has embarked on using sports as a platform to engage with youth and discourage social negativities such as violence, drug and substance abuse,” Juffa said.
He added that he would ensure the province developed plans to allow for greater participation by women in sport and vowed to build facilities for women’s sports.