PIC: The vice-chairperson Equal Opportunities Commission Denis Nduhura (right) hands over a compendium to the undersecretary Ministry of Trade Industry and Co-operatives, Fred Ogene, during an assessment meeting with the Ministry of Trade held at Equal Opportunity Commission offices in Bugolobi, Kampala on Thursday, April 05, 2018. (Credit: Shamim Saad)
By Nelson Kiva and Desire Amanya
KAMPALA - The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives has been tasked with supporting more women to venture in business.
The Equal Opportunities Commission alleged that the low number of women and other marginalised groups in business was a violation of their rights and was therefore, unacceptable.
The commission directed that the ministry comes up with policy interventions to ensure that no category of persons is deprived of any opportunity to participate in business.
The undersecretary Ministry of Trade Industry and Co-operatives, Fred Ogene, (right) speaking during an assessment meeting with the Equal Opportunities Commissin at the commission's offices in Bugolobi, Kampala on Thursday, April 05, 2018. Looking on is the commissioner business development and quality assurance Michael Wamibu (centre). (credit: Shamim Saad)
The commission, while grilling the ministry officials on Thursday on the prioritisation of gender equity issues in the 2018/2019 budget framework paper, said women and other vulnerable groups such as older persons needed to be protected from aggressive forces playing in business.
Led by its vice-chairperson, Dennis Nduhura, the interface took place at the commission's offices in Bugolobi, Kampala.
The finance ministry undersecretary, Moses Ogene, defended the Government, saying women, older persons and other vulnerable groups owned the great portion in the small-scale businesses in Uganda.