Ten supervisors have been appointed by the Negeri Sembilan government under the Wanita Gemilang Power House initiative yesterday, Bernama reported.
The initiative will see the implementation of women’s empowerment programmes in eight parliamentary constituencies in the state.
According to State Women, Family and Welfare Affairs Committee chairman, Nicole Tan Lee Koon, of the 10 supervisors, four were assigned to the Seremban and Rasah parliamentary constituencies, while the supervisors for Kuala Pilah and Jelebu have yet to be appointed.
Speaking to a media conference yesterday, Tan added that the women's empowerment programme under the initiative will cover five sectors - education, health, human rights, environment and socio-economics.
"The supervisors will oversee the women's empowerment programme according to their respective parliamentary constituencies and our target groups are women who must be empowered (assisted)," she said.
Tan elaborated that RM1.6 million has been allocated for this initiative by the state government.
The pilot project will first be implemented in three parliamentary constituencies (Kuala Pilah, Seremban and Tampin) and subsequently be expanded to other parliamentary constituencies in the state.
She hoped the programme to be coordinated by the Women's Development Department would create a positive impact on the progress of women in the state.
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