JULY 20, 2010: Women Tipped On Common Market

Women Tipped On Common Market

SOURCE: New Vision

By Taddeo Bwambale

Kampala — WOMEN have been urged to take advantage of the East African Community (EAC) integration to participate in trade.

The East African Community affairs minister, Eriya Kategaya, said the common market had provided more opportunities for women to take part in development through trade.

"Various opportunities exist for women in the EAC through the common market and other programmes. Women should take up their positions as provided for in the treaty," he said.

Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda agreed to allow free movement of labour, services, capital and goods in the region as part of the EAC integration process.

Kategaya, who was represented by the commissioner for production in the East African ministry, Rhona Serwadda, appealed to women organisations to participate in the market.

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