TANZANIA Women Chamber of Commerce (TWCC) has organised a forum aiming to engage women in networking, digital financing, marketing and compliance.
Emphasising on the participation of women in economic activities, Ilala District Commissioner (DC), Mr Edward Mpogolo, said women should not be afraid to participate in international markets for marketing their products.
DC Mpogolo said there were a lot of opportunities that are available in the country and women must take advantage of them, arguing that when women are empowered it is also empowering the community.
“We must not fear to take part in the international markets because of language instead we must dare to go and engage ourselves so that we can know how it works,” he said.
He added that the TWCC has opened online platform called ISOKO which helps women and other entrepreneurs to sell their products online and meet different customers from different places.
The TWCC Executive Director, Ms Mwajuma Hamza, said the forum aimed to emphasise women entrepreneurs to be ready for the world market.
Ms Hamza said that women entrepreneurs need to have good networking and marketing knowledge so that they can stand and make money out of opportunities that were available in the country.
“The government has also formed business desks in most of regions and districts aiming to help citizens to get information on everything that the government was planning or doing in regarding businesses,” added Ms Mwajuma.
On her side, the team leader of Employment and Skills Development in Africa (E4D) Ms Kabongo Mbuyi said they cooperate with TWCC in building capacity for youths and women to benefit from the available opportunities.
“We aim to impart more skills in youths and women and empower them because when you empower women you empower the world and women are known as development drivers,” she added.
Speaking on the forum, Chairperson of TWCC, Ms Mercy Sila, thanked the government for supporting women to engage in the economic development of the country.
She added that women entrepreneurs should work together so as to participate in the world market, which is competitive and needs women to work together to enhance their competitiveness.