Women power in Balai Ringin, constituting 49 per cent of total PRS voters

Snowdan (right, front row) expressing his appreciation to PRS woman leaders at the "Berandau" session at Balai Ringin.

KUCHING, Aug 20: Balai Ringin women are models of great leadership with no less than 10 women being chosen by their “anembiaks” as Tuai Rumah and recognised with certifications by the government.

Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan revealed this in addition to his confidence in the role of women voters in his constituency, as he lauded them for being consistently loyal and staunch supporters.

“Their numbers (49 per cent) are almost equivalent to men voters at 51 per cent (of total voters in Balai Ringin).

“That reflects they are much to be reckoned with,” he said during one of the “Berandau” sessions which saw almost 500 participants yesterday.

The session which was led by PRS Women chief Datuk Seri Doris Sophia Brodie involved discussions on the party members’ participation in various sectors such as business, cottage industry, education, health, politics, social issues and more.

On a related issue, the Balai Ringin assemblyman also revealed his development plans for his constituency which he described as “a great challenge but unique” because the plan involves three administrative centres namely Serian, Simunjan and Sri Aman.

“To ease administering it will be on zone basis namely Balai Ringin (serving) as education sector (sic) with TVET (technical and vocational education and training) coming in and as sports talent sector catering for one secondary school and 19 other primary schools in the constituency.

“A new RM10 million sport complex has been approved by the Chief Minister and is to be built there soon too, complementing Balai Ringin as a new sub-district,” Snowdan who is also Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports revealed.

In a press statement yesterday, he disclosed that Simunjan will concentrate on its eco-tourism sector with an initial Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) fund of RM300,000 granted for the development of basic infrastructure for Danau Perupuk.

As for Pantu, it will focus on the agriculture and plantation sector as a future “food basket” in view of land banks and access to fertile soil for growing fruits, paddy and commercial crops. — DayakDaily