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Women's Chamber of Commerce and Investment:

More than 8 thousand women investors are active all over the country

13 Sep 2023 - 9:07

Officials at the Afghanistan Women's Chamber of Commerce and Investment say that there are currently more than 8,000 women working in various businesses across the country.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: Salma Yousafzai, CEO of the Afghanistan Women's Chamber of Commerce and Investment, said that women investors have provided work for thousands of other women.
Based on Yusofzai's statements; currently, more than 8,000 women are active in various businesses and have provided employment for 150,000 other women across the country.
Pointing to the reopening of the women's trade and investment chamber in Balkh province by 120 female investors, he said that soon the chambers of other zones will be revived.
Yusofzai said that the purpose of reopening these rooms is the growth of women's business and investment.
Meanwhile, officials in the Ministry of Industry and Trade say that the presence of women in the investment sector in the country has increased.
Abdul Salam Akhundzada Javad, the spokesman of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, told AVA reporter that the presence of women in the country's investment and economic fields can have a positive effect on reducing poverty.
Based on his statements; In the field of investment in the country, there has been a 66% increase compared to the previous year.
He stated that in 1401, a total of 641 women obtained business and investment company licenses, while in 1400, only 385 women obtained licenses.
According to Javad's statements; Activities of women investors in "handicrafts" sectors; "Agriculture"; "Services"; "Foodstuffs"; It is "industry" and "mining".
At the same time, a number of entrepreneurial women ask the Islamic Emirate to provide them with the necessary facilities in the business sector.
Aqeela, an entrepreneur, said: "Our demand from the government of the Islamic Emirate is that more attention should be paid to business women so that we can at least be self-sufficient."
However, Akram Kamali, an economic expert, told AVA reporter that women investors are known as an important factor in the economic development of countries, and considering the significant workforce they have, they can play a significant role in economic growth and progress. .
Kamali added that with women's investment, the purchasing power of the society will increase in relation to different sectors, and their presence in the labor market will lead to an increase in job opportunities for them and a reduction in income inequality.
This is while the number of female investors has been increasing in the country over the past two years and women have started production and commercial work in various sectors.

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