The 7.7-billion-baht Women Empowerment Fund (WEF) has yet to fully realise its goodwill aspirations because of bureaucratic ennui and cronyism, critics said on the eve of the International Women's Day on March 8.
The fund has dished out 130 million baht each to 20 highly populated provinces. Twenty-two medium-sized provinces have each got 100 million baht and 35 smaller provinces have received 70 million baht each, according to the WEF website.
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)
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