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Afghanistan women’s chamber of commerce opens up

Afghanistan women’s chamber of commerce opens up

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Oct 02, 2017 - 16:59

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghanistaninfo-icon Womeninfo-icon’s Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI) launched its work on Monday with its head requesting people to utilize Afghan women’s products.

While government authorities announced backing; the AWCCI was formally inaugurated during a special ceremony by First Lady Rula Ghani, women affairs minister, Delbar Nazari and a number of other officials.

Manija Wafiq, head of the trade board, talking to the ceremony, said more than 850 businesswomen were registered with the AWCCI and its aim was to promote women’s trade and resolve their problems.

“Nowadays many women are busy in different areas of businesses and industries and the government should support them,” she said.

Talking to the public, she said, “I kindly request you to use women’s products; purchase our products which are worthy of buying,”

President Ashraf in a video message played in the ceremony, called inauguration of the AWCCI a new season for development of commerce in Afghanistan.

He said that businesswomen had active role in commerce and industry of the country and the government was ready to support them.

Presence of women in the country’s High Economy Council (HEC) would help resolve problem of tradeswomen, he said.

First lady, Rula Ghani during the inauguration ceremony of AWCCI said that it was a strong step towards development of women’s business.

Women would be more encouraged to engage in business and industrial activities and problems they were facing in this area would be better managed and addressed with the opening of this board, she said.

Women affairs minister, Dilbar Nazari, termed inauguration of the trade board important for women’s leadership in their economic self-sufficiency.

She said ensuring women’s participation in economic spheres was a priority of the government, particularly for the Ministry of Women Affairs, which would pay close attention for development of women’s commerce.

Nazari said women constituted 29 percent of the country’s workforce with 66 percent of them busy in agricultureinfo-icon and the rest in other fields.

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