29 Feb '12, 8am

MP urges home-based food catering business for women

MP urges home-based food catering business for women

SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Halimah Yacob has urged the government to help a very specific segment of society - women who cannot work outside their homes as they have young children or elderly parents to look after. Mdm Halimah, who is also MP for Jurong GRC, said this is what's needed on top of measures in the Budget which she says are pro-family. She said one way is to allow these women to run home-based food catering businesses. But first, she says the government needs to relax its rules banning home kitchens, so that these women can earn extra income from their love of cooking. Mdm Halimah said: "Recently many had received warning letters from the NEA and they are worried and confused, and their source of income has been disrupted. "A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by Dewi, the women's arm of the Singapore Malay Chamber ...

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