Maprik women receive training to start businesses

Youth & Careers

Forty-nine women in Maprik district, East Sepik, recently completed a Start Your Business certificate course under a small to medium enterprise programme rolled out by Business Development Service in consultation with the district administration.
A representative of the course participants, Julie Kaio, thanked the district and Business Development Service saying the knowledge received in the two-week training would go a long way in assisting them in operating small businesses.
“We learnt a lot from this short training,” she said
Kaio said they now knew how to start a business, do a cash flow or seek loans and were looking forward to returning to their communities to try out the nearly acquired skills and knowledge.
“I believe when we return, we will be the change in our villages.”
Business Development Service manager Nathan Timo said the training was one of the many programmes under a pillar of the PNG Vision 2050 which was wealth creation.
“Pillar number two of Vision 2050 speaks of wealth creation,” he said.
“We need to do more businesses so that the country will grow and develop.”
Timo said the Government fully supported the SME policy which Prime Minister Peter O’Neill launched last year.
He thanked Maprik MP John Simon and the district development authority for making the training possible.
He said he could see that there was a high cash flow in Maprik and such training would help the SMEs operating in the district.