• Thu Mar 24 2011
  • Poor skills hurt women in global trade

LACK of modern business skills is hurting women-owned businesses dealing in international trade, Jennifer Mwijukye, the Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association chairperson, has said.
Vision Reporter
Journalist @ New vision
LACK of modern business skills is hurting women-owned businesses dealing in international trade, Jennifer Mwijukye, the Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association chairperson, has said.
By David Ssempijja

LACK of modern business skills is hurting women-owned businesses dealing in international trade, Jennifer Mwijukye, the Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association chairperson, has said.

“Uganda has made significant steps in uplifting the economic lives of women, especially through creating policies that promote education of the girl child and helping women in business. But many women lack business skills,” she said while addressing women involved in international trade and those intending to join at Hotel Africana in Kampala recently.

The training would begin in May and end in September, she added.

Supported by the International Trade Centre and the Canadian International Development Agency, the mentorship programme, code-named ACCESS, will provide business counselling to women-managed or owned enterprises in priority export sectors. This, it is hoped, will make them more competitive and improve their financial results.

The training will cover areas like using ICTs in trade, international trade marketing systems, compliance to standards, forming partnerships and cross-border trade tax systems.

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