Female participation in business in the country has always been a concern, due to the country’s male dominated culture. However, despite this situation, women have been aggressively involved in business, particularly in the informal sector. This episode covers the increasing number of women participating in the market.
From selling meri-blouses to garden produce at the market, the involvement of women has increased over the years in the informal sector. But there have been huge challenges for women, particularly in having the capacity to grow their businesses further and move into the formal sector.
The episode also covers CPL Group’s new chapter of expansion with the opening of a new shopping mall at Waigani in Port Moresby last week. The establishment of the shopping centre indicates just how much the group is willing to go in terms of development and expansion and its contribution to Papua New Guinea's economy.