Arg—President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the First Lady met with Afghanistan Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI) on Monday; the President said that the Chamber will be established as a permanent organization to empower businesswomen and female entrepreneurs.
President Ghani said in order to boost female entrepreneurs, government offices will prioritize purchasing their products if they meet the standard. He also pledged to help AWCCI and businesswomen in accessing profitable markets.
Manizha Wafeq, President and Co-founder of AWCCI, and other representatives from provincial offices of Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar and Mazar-e-Sharif thanked President Ghani and the First Lady for supporting and empowering women in all fields, especially in business.
AWCCI was established as a temporary organization for 3 years in March 2017 to determine if it was financially feasible.