Tuesday, May 29, 2018

UN Women and Ginigoada launch another MeriSeif bus

UN Women

Port Moresby, May 28, 2018 – Another bus was added to the fleet of MeriSeif buses bringing the total to four.

The  new Meri Seif  bus,  was handed over in a small  ceremony at Saraga Market, 6-Mile
This bus will serve 4-Mile TST,5-Mile, 6-Mile, Saraga, New Taurama Road, Vada Vada, Manu, Mahuru village, Sabama, Joyce Bay, Kaugere, Badili, 2-Mile, Murray Barracks and back to 4-Mile.
The Meri Seif buses not   only provide safe transport but also serve as a platform for awareness raising and networking among women about the issues such as livelihood opportunities and violence against women.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of Ginigoada Foundation NCDC Governors office, 6-Mile community leaders, UN Women and members of the public.
Speaking at the occasion, Adekemi Ndieli said: “Women’s safety and mobility is linked with their economic and social empowerment as well as prosperous cities. "I am very glad to see that the safe buses are benefitting women and children.
" UN Women will continue to work make cities of Papua New Guinea safer and free of violence against women.”
Chairman of Ginigoada Foundation and CEO of Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce David Conn challenged the Saraga community to take good care of the bus which will assist their women and girls travel safely.
UN Women, in partnership with Ginigoada, is implementing the Safe Public Transport Programme with funding support from the Australian Government.
This service  is aimed at  providing  reliable and affordable public transport that enables women and children to move freely and safely around Port Moresby.
Since the launch of the programme, over 230,000 bus trips were made by women and girls via the three Meri Seif Buses. | 

No comments:

Post a Comment