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24.07.2009 General News

Global Women Entrepreneurs Forum Begins

By ISD (G D Zaney)
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The 4th Global Women's Entrepreneurs' Trade and Investment Forum has begun in Accra.

The five-day meeting dubbed: 'Women entrepreneurs' promoting intra and inter-continental trade, a tool for attaining Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 1,3,5,6 and 8, seeks to recognise the contribution of women entrepreneurs to the development of their countries and to discuss ways of facilitating their business.

In an address to declare the meeting opened, the Minister for Women and Children's Affairs, Hon Akua Sena Dansua, emphasised government's commitment to social advancement, education, private sector growth and women's leadership in all sectors.

Hon Dansua, therefore, pledged government's support for women in their effort to explore and enhance opportunities for their growth and development.

She called on financial institutions to play their part by supporting women entrepreneurs, this she said, will have a positive impact on women in the society, especially in the attainment of the MDGs.

Welcoming participants to the meeting, the President of the Ghana Association of Women Entrepreneurs said the gathering is significant in the face of the severe global economic recession.

She said, in order to prevent the possible risk of reversing the development gains made women must assume a sense of renewed urgency to collaborate with all stakeholders in the frontiers of development.

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