Province starts saving training

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday October 15th, 2013

 THE West New Britain provincial government is embarking on a project to provide training so people can learn to create wealth and save.

Governor Sasindran Muthuvel said the personal viability training should be extended to all areas of the province.

Speaking at a personal viability graduation ceremony in Kimbe last week, Muthuvel said his cabinet would fund the programme but the coordinator had to take the first step by providing project proposals for the assistance.

The two-week training was attended by retiring public servants.

 Muthuvel said the training provided should teach people to make their money work for them.  

He said they had received financial literacy during the training and while in the public service they had worked for money, now their money should work for them.

Muthuvel said another type of training that his government would bring into the province was the Barefoot College that focused on training illiterate women in rural areas on downstream processing of industries and how they could be sustained.

He said a team from the Barefoot College in India was visiting Australia next month and had agreed to come to Kimbe for initial assessments before the concept could be implemented in the province.