The Vice-President of ECOWAS, H.E. Mrs Finda KOROMA visits Sierra Leone for the Official Opening ceremony and Launch of the 50 Million Women’s Speak Platform Project. (50MAWS).

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The project was launched by the First Lady of Sierra Leone, H. E. Fatima Maada Bio. The project was conceptualised and designed following a pilot study conducted by the African Development Bank which identified challenges impeding women from growing their business.

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The two-day stakeholder engagement meeting is being held at Bintumani Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th Jan. The objective of the project is to empower women entrepreneurs by providing access to financial and non-financial information necessary to grow. business.

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Currently, COMESA is engaging Member States to introduce the project, outlining the benefits as well as facilitating the establishment of Project Country Teams at national level. COMESA intends to do the do the continental launch in Sierra Leone.

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Senior government officials including the Minister of Social Welfare, Hon Ms. Baindu Dassama, the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Nabeela F. Tunis, Deputy Minister of Information were in attendance. They expressed the government’s commitment to ensure the successful implementation of this women empowerment project.

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