Mainland giving more women leadership roles


MORE women are taking up senior management roles at Mainland Holdings Ltd, Mainland’s human resource manager Elijah Monape.
One of them, Hilda Kitchnoge, pictured, was recently promoted as the poultry processing plant manager.
“We have more than 2000 employees and half are females as the company has been promoting gender-equity,” he said.
Monape said the company recently promoted women to take up managerial roles because they had been performing well.
“Two weeks ago, our processing plant manager who is a female was elevated to manage our new farm site in Port Moresby – the Alstonia Farm,” he said.
“More women have proven to be competitive and reliable so we trust them to take up management roles in the company.” Monope said agri-business was challenging and the company was doing its best to train and build the capabilities of its employees
Mainland Holdings poultry manager Chris Prestwood said the company tried train locals to be successful people.
“Agribusiness is very tough compared to other businesses but we ensure that our staffs are trained to carry out their duties effectively,” he said