KOTA KINABALU: Active involvement of the Sabah Women Entrepreneurs & Professionals Association (SWEPA) in helping women and rural communities is helping the government in its effort to come up with effective approaches in developing the state communities.
Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman, said SWEPA’s participation also supports the government in its long term agenda.
‘The Solar Barefoot Project is one of the organization’s initiative for the community where this project has successfully provide a sustainable solar power for 100 houses.
“We admit that women empowerment is a vital effort because we believe that they can give a huge contribution to the society,” he said.
His text speech is delivered by the state Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Masidi Manjun, during the SWEPA Appointment and Charity Dinner Event at Dewan Hakka, yesterday.
He also said SWEPA has been successful in promoting the interests of women in business economic improvement.
Through these activities with the community, he added, SWEPA has become a channel for young entrepreneurs to move forward.
“The state government supports community-based programmes for developing women and subsequently, our nation,” he said.
He also commended the organization’s former executive committees, Datin Jeanette Tambakau, the organizing chairperson, Datuk Aminah Ambrose, and two other members, for their exemplary leadership. –SayangSabah