BY JOY OFASIA
MALAITA Provincial council of women has thanked the Strengthening the Electoral Cycle in Solomon Islands Project (SECSIP) for their support in the form of equipment in support towards aspiring women leaders.
SECSIP, which is being implemented by the UNDP is financed by the Australian Government and the European Union in partnership with the Solomon Islands Electoral Authorities.
The project has supported three Provincials Women Resource Centers and Malaita Women’s council received IT Equipment’s such as laptops and printers.
Geli Relmah Maeilalo, Malaita Provincial Council of women’s president said that the types of equipment have given the women in Malaita Province the motivation and resource support to move forward.
“This support will help us move forward in partnership with other NGOs and funders to help us to perform better in our drive for politics,” Relmah said.
“The equipment’s given to the Malaita Resource centre will empower women in Malaita to strive and work harder following the previous national and provincial elections.”
Relmah said that the types of equipment will help to improve women to assist them in preparations for future elections.
“This will also help young women who have a passion for leadership roles to be empowered. The resource centre will help them prepare to be a future candidate,” the president said.
“On behalf of the women in Malaita, I as the vice President of Malaita provincial council of women would like to thank those who helped women in Malaita into politics one way or the other for your time, commitment, financial support and your knowledge in supporting the women.”
“Together let us develop Malaita to be gender-balanced politically, physically and spiritually to benefit the Malaitan women.”
Relmah challenged women in Malaita to make use of the resource centre and the equipment’s to achieve together goals and aims of Malaita women at the political level to represent the voices of women of Malaita.