KUCHING (Bernama) – The Women’s bureau plays a significant role in the promotion of economic and social well-being of the longhouse community, said Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.
He said the members act as a support group and would always be there to provide help to those in grief as well as share their joy in times of celebration.
“The Women’s Bureau helps preserve inter-longhouse unity and co-operation in ensuring peace and harmony,” he said when launching the Rumah Linggie Keling Women’s Bureau in Sungai Langit, Betong.
Uggah said so far in the Bukit Saban state constituency there are about 94 Women’s Bureaus, where members are encouraged to learn various skills to help families generate sustainable income.
At the event, Uggah announced a grant of RM5,500 to the Rumah Linggie Women’s Bureau and another RM200,000 for the construction of a retaining wall at the settlement.