Monday, February 22, 2010
Sepik ready Expo
Words and picture by CYRIL GARE
THESE 10 East Sepik women represent SWIT or Sepik Women In Trade who this week were caught preparing their ID cards at Wirui Press in Wewak. They were preparing to travel to Lae, Morobe province next week to participate at the PNG Women in Business Expo to be held between Feb 26 and27.
SWIT led by East Sepik Provincial Advisor for Commerce, Elizabert Kaprangi (pictured above back row), is one of the four East Sepik women groups that will travel to Lae. Other Sepik women groups include FOWIAD (Foundation for Women in Agriculture and Development) led by Ms. Monica Otto, Mrs. Sumanop will lead East Sepik Florist and Horticulture group while Mrs. Donna Hukaku Balamus will lead the Sepik Meri Self Reliance Business Foundation.
PNGWIB President, Janet Sape told NBC national radio that Prime Minister Grand Chief Sir Michael Thomas Somare will officially open the Expo which will be hosted by Morobe Governor, Luther Wenge.
Mrs. Sape said the expo aims at promoting business ideas and opportunities for Papua New Guinean women and to raise consciousness and exhibit women skills and talents in the various products and activities displayed and build confidence in women as equally important partners in nation building.