For a male dominated department and profession, we have done well in encouraging gender equality and promoting participation and involvement of women in our ministry.
This was the sentiment raised by the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources Permanent Secretary Malakai Finau during their Mother’s Day celebration at Mineral Resources Department in Mead Road, Nabua on Friday.
He said the increase in the number of females working at the ministry showed how they had embraced gender equality.
The celebration also recognised the award for ‘2018 Women in Business Executive Woman of the Year Award for Public Sector’ won by Director of Lands, Raijeli Taga.
Ms Taga acknowledged the department and the ministry for recognising and celebrating Mother’s Day for all mothers in the ministry.