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Veep wants international market accessible for women

Vice Republican President Inonge Wina has stressed the need to deal with cross border issues in order to make the international market more accessible for women.

Mrs. Wina says women need to own multinational companies and have to be linked to the Global Supply chain.

The Vice President was speaking when she launched the She Trades Zambia Chapter in Lusaka Today.

Ms Wina says a lot can be achieved in improving the economic status of women with collaborated efforts.

Speaking at the same launch, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Christopher Yaluma says the She Trades Initiative will help enhance the visibility of women entrepreneurs at a global level.

Mr. Yaluma has noted the importance of women in the country running registered businesses.

International Trade Centre Executive Director Arancha Gonzalez says Zambia was picked as the first chapter because of the Challenges and potential that Zambian Women have.

She says there is need to address the barriers that exist in women participating in international trade

She says Zambia is favourable for development of women entrepreneurs because women are more than half the population and are underrepresented.

The International Trade Center has launched She Trades Zambia Chapter to promote the economic Participation of women by identifying Key policy Barriers in trade experienced in the local business environment and providing Zambian institutions with guiding principles to Foster women’s economic Participation.

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