By Chidi Ogbonna.
Abuja (Precise Post) – The role of women in economic development is now widely recognised and on the front burner of any nation with political will for gender-friendly, as the Association of Women In Trade and Agriculture, AWITA, has demanded sustainable economic policy that would encourage Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs, to contribute more to the nation’s economy under a conducive trade environment
She, therefore, advocated for plan to improve the business environment for MSMEs by working together with the government and all stakeholders while urging the federal government to take with all seriousness, the safety of her citizens, adding that engagement with all key stakeholders in the resolution of the security challenge is urgent and paramount.
In the same vein, the chief executive officer, People’s Security Monitor, Isaiaka Mustapha said “we all have a role to play in one way or the other to achieve either a good government or bad one that will respect and cater for people or impose on them cruelty, adding If we are really ready to be let off the claws of bondage we presently find ourselves we had better start the orientation of saying no to bad things.
For her part, national legal adviser and South-West zonal representative in AWITA, Barrister Ann Akpan, said the association cater for women in agriculture and trade, put them through and bring them together to enable them understand the trade better.
On ‘Breaking the Bias’ as theme of the day, she said it was a moment all women had to come together and act as one, “because the men are taking us for granted.
Right now we are asking for 5/5 which involves indigenship and citizenship. We are asking for three. We are asking for 111 seats in the House (of Reps), also asking for 31 percent appointment.”