Governor for National Capital District, Honourable Powes Parkop LLB, LLM, MP has committed K1 Million to Moresby South women who are engaged in various SME business activities.
The commitment was made at The Moresby South Stadium on Thursday 3rd June 2021.
Over 30,000 women of Moresby South who are officially registered members in 320 different business associations will become beneficiaries of this funding allocation to advance their business aspirations.
Governor Parkop said, “We have a long way to go, and what I’ve done to assist our women of Moresby South and our Motu Koitabu women including our women of North West and North East is to setup an S.M.E Service Centre which will determine exactly what our women are doing in business and how best the Centre can assist in financial management, banking and savings so that our women are progressing and growing.”
“In respect to our Member and the hard work of our women of Moresby South, I’m happy to allocate one million kina for you!”
“I’m happy to make this announcement to our women of Moresby South who are leading the way with the support of your Member, Honourable Justin Tkatchenko
“My goal is to ensure that we establish the mechanisms to monitor the growth and success of our women in business and not give handouts without and accountability or systems in place.”
“The Member for Moresby South and I have a combination that is working very well in achieving results where everyone can see, and this combination works because we trust each other and that whatever I give and support him in, he gets it done accordingly for its intended purpose and I know he will deliver on it,” Governor Parkop said.
Governor Parkop challenged the women to practise strict business etiquette when it came to their financial management skills.
“Don’t allow eternal factors to deviate your business funds – what’s meant for personal and family use must not interfere with your business money so that way you’re held accountable and you grow,” said Governor Parkop.
Member for Moresby South, Honourable Justin Tkatchenko expressed his utmost gratitude for the funding allocation and was confident of the success that the women will deliver on.
“Thank you Governor Parkop for this massive support for the benefit of our women, we will work hard to prove that our women of Moresby South can be a success story without fear and without favour.
“Our women have done the hard work in getting themselves organized by getting their business associations officially accredited and cleared through I.P.A and I.R.C and setting up their accounts and now we need to continue to empower them so that they come to me and Governor and tell us their success stories in business.”
“We have a huge responsibility to ensure that we all get our training, our literacy and financial management training and understanding of economic empowerment to take us to the next level, and with Governor Parkop’s initiative of the SME Service Centre, it truly is a blessing and we can’t go wrong, it will greatly support our women and we look forward to working with the Centre.”