RM1.6 million fund for women’s development in NS

Nicole Tan Lee Koon.

SEREMBAN: Power House Wanita Gemilang, an initiative of Negeri Sembilan Pakatan Harapan, has a fund of RM1.6 million to be used for programmes to empower and develop women in the state.

Announcing this today, state executive councillor for women and family affairs, Nicole Tan Lee Koon, said all programmes under the initiative were run by women. The content of all funded programmes was required to be related to education, health, environment, economy or welfare.

Explaining that the initiative aims to produce more skilled women, Tan said, “We must use this fund to ensure that women are given the opportunities to compete. We also hope that through this, women will be given bigger roles”.

She said this at the closing of a baking event funded by PH Gem and organised by women’s organisation, Pertubuhan Wanita Berdaya Negeri Sembilan in Taman Delima, Rantau near here.

Tan said there were allocations under the fund available for use by all state elected representatives, with Seremban, Kuala Pilah and Tampin chosen as pilot districts, before the fund is expanded to other districts.