17 Nov 2020

Empowerment of women driving force for Bougainville MP

From , 5:00 am on 17 November 2020

A new Bougainville MP is hoping to empower women to help them get the small business grants the government is pushing.

Therese Kaetavara, who was a community worker in various parts of Papua New Guinea, won the Bougainville South Women's seat.

Her son Emmanuel-Carlos Kaetavara also won a seat in the new parliament.

Mrs Kaetavara has been appointed deputy speaker but she has a clear five year plan for her term in parliament.

Don Wiseman spoke with her and began by asking about coming to politics later than some.

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Photo: Bougainville Women's Federation