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Free Trade Area: VP Alupo to Attend First Women & Youth Conference in Tanzania

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The Vice President Rt Maj. Jessica Alupo has already arrived in Dare Salaam, Tanzania Capital to attend the first women and youth meeting for the African Free Trade Area (AFCTA).

The conference will take kick off tomorrow Monday, September 12 to 14 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Center in Dar-es-Salaam.

“She was received on arrival by the Hon. Amb. Liberata Mulamula, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda’s High Commissioner, H.E. Col (Rtd) Fred Mwesigye at the Julius Nyerere International Airport,” Uganda’s High Commission in Dare Salaam, Tanzania said in a statement on Sunday evening.

Hon. Amb. Liberata Mulamula, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda’s High Commissioner, H.E. Col (Rtd) Fred Mwesigye receiving VP Alupo at the Julius Nyerere International Airport.

The AfCFTA Conference on Women and Youth in Trade is being convened under the patronage of H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan, the Tanzanian President and Champion of Women and Youth in Trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

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According to the statement, the conference will be held under the theme: Women and Youth: The Engine of AfCFTA Trade in Africa.
It will provide a platform for women and youth in trade, policymakers, development partners, financiers, and other key stakeholders on the continent to discuss, in-depth, perspectives on women and youth in trade.

VP Alupo arriving at the Airport on Sunday evening
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“The overall objective is to develop policy proposals for the draft Protocol on Women and Youth in Trade. The Conference is also expected to design concrete solutions that enhance the ability of women and youth to take advantage of opportunities offered by the AfCFTA,” the statement adds.

Alupo, who is accompanied by the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Betty Amongi Ongom will participate in panel discussions aimed at promoting Women in Business, particularly in the Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) in critical sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing (clothing and textiles) and services (especially tourism), informal trading, and professional services in which women and youth are predominantly engaged, must be supported to thrive.

Other high-level panelists who will take part in these deliberations include; H.E. Joyce Hilda Banda, Former President of the Republic of Malawi, H.E. Jewel Howard Taylor, Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, and H.E. Monique Nzanzabaganwa, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

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