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Ahad, April 21, 2024

A vibrant PEWASA is needed by today’s society: James

KOTA KINABALU: The existence of the Sabah Women’s Organization (PEWASA) which is active and proactive is essential in building a prosperous society in Sabah, said the Minister of Community Development and People’s Well-being, Datuk James Ratib.

He who is also the Sugut assemblyman hopes that PEWASA’s fighting spirit, in advancing the lives of women in Sabah will continue and be benefitted by today’s and future generations.

“We all know that women in Sabah have great potential in every field and industry.

“However, we also understand that there are some challenges and issues that need to be addressed and overcome to ensure that women in Sabah can play a greater role in the development of the country.

“In this effort, I am confident that PEWASA is able to play an important role in contributing to the socio-economic development and well-being of the people,” he said.

James said, it is hoped that PEWASA will continue to implement relevant and effective programs and initiatives to improve the living standards of women in Sabah.

He said this while officiating PEWASA’s 45th Anniversary Celebration and Women’s Day 2023 Celebration at SICC, Kota Kinabalu on Saturday.

He added that as an organization led by women, PEWASA also has a great responsibility to fight for issues related to gender equality, education, social well-being, health, and the economic interests of women in Sabah.

“Congratulations and well done to PEWASA for its various achievements since it was established in 1978. It successfully carried out various programs and initiatives aimed at fighting for the rights and interests of women in Sabah.

“As the Minister of Community Development and People’s Well-being, all the efforts and initiatives carried out by PEWASA in the women’s empowerment agenda in Sabah so far are greatly appreciated.

“Therefore, it is highly hoped that this organization can continue to play an important role in helping the government fight for the women’s empowerment agenda,” he said.