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COMESA thinks women, youth empowerment

THE Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has launched a 50 million African women speak digital platform to help African women access information on growing their businesses.
In 2011, a feasibility study was conducted by COMESA and it revealed that there is lack of linkages with lending institutions, limited capacity to develop bankable business plans and limited access to information on business registration.
Project coordinator David Sabiti said the platform will help women and youths access information on financial and non-financial services CLICK TO READ MORE