Lilongwe, Malawi, April 26, 2016:
FEMCOM is negotiating with various organizations to partner in the support of women entrepreneurs in various sectors.
This comes in the wake of increasing demand for support from women across the COMESA region.
Chief Executive Officer for FEMCOM Katherine Ichoya said discussions are at an advanced stage with two institutions and will be making a major announcement soon.
Said Ichoya: ‘’It will be premature to disclose the partners identity now, but let me assure all women out there that we are working tirelessly to bring transformation to their lives. When we announce the deals, it will be one of the best news ever to come from FEMCOM. ’’
She said all this is in response to the African Union’s Agenda 2063 that calls on African women economic empowerment as well as the universally agreed United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
‘’As FEMCOM, we cannot work in isolation without looking and tarrying our objectives to those of the AU and UN. As the old adage says, ‘there is power in unity’ so we swim or sink together,’’ added Ichoya.
Ichoya said FEMCOM which was established with the full support of Heads of State and Government in the COMESA region, is actively pursuing many areas of possible partnerships so as to bring real change and transformation to women who are often marginalized in development issues.