A representative of Rabaul Town Market, Joel Togita, has applauded the roll out of market fee subsidies in East New Britain.
Togita says, the reduction of market fees from two Kina to one Kina, is a relief to many struggling mothers who sell their produce to earn an income.
This subsidy is now being rolled out from Kokopo to Rabaul market.
It's worth 100-thousand Kina and is part of a 300-thousand Kina allocation from the Regional M-P, Leo Dion's Office, after his commitment last year to help women folk by reducing market fees.
The subsidies come in the light of the economic downturn in East New Britain due to the drop and continued poor commodity prices, especially in cocoa and copra which are the province's main cash crops.