Fatimah speaking to reporters. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: Sarawak Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Ministry will get its mobile team to identify women entrepreneurs, especially those who have yet to register their businesses.

Its minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said the move was necessary as many of them had missed out on various assistance schemes provided by the federal and state government.

“The government has been providing so much assistance, but because their businesses had not been registered, they might have been left out,” she said at the launching of the state-level Kembara Prihatin Negara 2020 here in Kampung Tabuan Melayu today.

She also said through Kembara Prihatin Negara 2020 initiative, awareness can be raised to encourage more women entrepreneurs to register their businesses.

“The initiative of going down to the ground will enable them to understand that having a business licence would give more benefits to them,” she added.

At the ceremony, four women entrepreneurs from Kampung Tabuan Melayu received business grants worth RM2,000 each from the Sarawak Women and Family Development (JWKS).