Monday, January 21, 2013

1AZAM to develop more women entrepreneurs

Posted by Smookiekins On 1/21/2013 04:48:00 PM

The Government is committed to developing more women entrepreneurs to ensure they are not sidelined in the country’s drive towards a developed and high income nation.

Sabah Resource Development and Infor­mation Technology Assistant Minister Datuk Jainab Ahmad said the seven key thrusts via the NKRAs were proof that the Govern­ment was placing emphasis on developing women as key drivers for the nation’s economy.

“The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry have been tasked to improve the standards of living for those from the low-income families as one of the core objectives under the Low-Income Households NKRA,” she said.

Jainab also shared that the 1AZAM programme had different and targeted initiatives to assist women who fall under the extreme poor and poor categories.

These are key tools to assist single mothers and housewives to generate additional income for their families.

Source: The Star


  1. The programme which started in 2010, targeted the involvement of the low-income group from all communities including the Indians, Orang Asli and Bumiputeras.

  2. More initiatives which directly benefit those in need of assistance at the grassroot level.

  3. lakukan lebih byk bantuan kepada usahawan wanita.


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