VERONICA Weiang is quietly optimistic of her chances in the upcoming national elections after attending week long Practice Parliament for women conducted by UNDP, the National Parliament and the Office of Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates.
Veronica was among 50 women selected from more than 200 applicants who applied to be trained in parliamentary process, the norms of governance and political debate and policy decisions.
The training was conducted at the Gateway Hotel which ended with a mock parliament broadcast live on FM100 Radio.
Veronica said attending the training has provided her the opportunity to bond with many other Papua New Guinean women leaders from around the country and to create a lasting network of friendship.
Veronica acted as the opposition leader during the mock session of parliament and, leading her team in ‘Questions on Notice’, highlighted issues of shortage of critical medical supplies in the country and the Manus ‘central processing’ centre.
Veronica is a law graduate with a varied private sector experience that has provided her with many skills in the business world.
She will be contesting the North Wahgi Open electorate in Jiwaka Province in June’s national elections.