BELURAN: Women especially single mothers in the district are calling for the government to provide a premise for them to do their business.
Beluran Single Mothers Association Chairperson, Sharifah Fatimah Habib Ahmad, said the availability of premises for the group is important for them to operate their business and increase their income.
“I hope the government will consider this request,” she said, representing the 270 participants of the Beluran Single Mothers Dialogue Session programme held by Sabah Women Affairs Department (JHEWS), Ministry of Community Development and Consumer Affairs, and the district office.
Previously, JHEWA Director, Fatimah Jaafar, said the organization is concerned with the problems and needs of women especially single mothers in the state.
In this matter she said JHEWA has been organizing various skills programmes for the group across Sabah, such as the Bakery Course, Seafood Culinary, and Freeze-Dried Course.
“We are searching for single mother entrepreneurs to be highlighted in the district, state, national level, and hopefully to the international stage as well.
“I hope that JHEWA’s vision and dream will become a reality and thus improve the economy of single mothers. For this, JHEWA and Beluran District Office has worked together to hold this event,” she said at the programme yesterday.
Fatimah said the one-day programme is to identify problems faced by single mothers and to brief them on assistance programmes and activities by government agencies to improve their economy.
“This programme also aimed to get information on programmes and course that are suitable for single mothers in the district,” she added.
The event was officiated by Labuk Community Development Leader, Abd. Rahman Datuk Kongkawang, representing the Deputy Finance Minister cum Labuk Assemblyperson, Datuk Micheal Asang.
Also present were Beluran Deputy District Officer, Roger Appolunius, and Sugut ADUN Liaison Officer, Mohd Latif Mustapha. –SayangSabah