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Afghan women entrepreneurs to receive 5 percent quota to strengthen economic participation

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has announced to reserve a minimum quota of 5 percent for women entrepreneurs in a bid to improve their participation in stabilizing the country's economy, an online local business economic media outlet reported Monday.
Afghan women entrepreneurs to receive 5 percent quota to strengthen economic participation
The president issued the directive during his two-day visit to southern Kandahar province recently where he met with a number of female entrepreneurs, women right activists and politicians, Wadsam reported,
All trade commissioners at all Afghan diplomatic missions abroad have been instructed to establish a special unit for the Kandahar women's handicrafts at the embassies, the agency added.
As many as 1,150 women entrepreneurs have invested nearly 77 million U.S. dollars in various businesses over the past two decades in Afghanistan, providing job for over 77,000 people across the land-locked country, the agency quoted the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries as saying.
 
 
Tuesday 9 July 2019 00:06
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