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Transit Lodge for Abau and Rigo sellers Opened

Vendors in Abau and Rigo who sell produce at Koki Market will now access proper accommodation facilities.

This follows the opening of the Koki Transit Market yesterday by Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davies and Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko.

The building consists of rooms and other facilities that can house vendors who travel in from remote areas of Rigo and Abau District.  Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko said the Transit Home is an effort to provide a safe haven for mothers, young girls and children.

The facility is an understanding between PNG and Australian Government, and the United Nation to embrace safer community for women. A management has been established through the office of the Moresby South MP to manage the facility.

Majority of women who sell produce at Koki Market will now have the opportunity to access this facility.

Many said this will help minimize intimidation and safety of women who sleep in the market with their produce.

The new Transit Home is built inside the Koki Market area.

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