Tuesday, February 23, 2010

East Sepik women traders to attend Women in Business expo

Words and picture by CYRIL GARE

THESE 10 women (pictured) from East Sepik province and members of the Sepik Women In Trade (SWIT) were caught last week preparing identification cards at Wirui Press in Wewak.

They were preparing to travel to Lae, Morobe province,  to participate at the inaugural PNG Women in Business (WIB) expo to be held from  Friday up to Sunday.

Led by East Sepik provincial adviser for commerce Elizabeth Kaprangi (pictured right back row), SWTI is one of the four East Sepik women groups that will travel to Lae.

Other Sepik women groups include Foundation for Women in Agriculture and Development (FOWIAD) led by Monica Otto, Elsa Sumanop will lead East Sepik florist and horticulture group while Donna Hukaku Balamus will lead the Sepik Meri Self Reliance Business Foundation.

Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare would officially open the expo  while Morobe Governor Luther Wenge would host it.

The expo is being led by businesswoman and WIB president Janet Sape, who said  the event  was aimed  at “promoting business ideas and opportunities for Papua New Guinean women, to raise consciousness and exhibit women skills”.



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