VP to launch economic empowerment training 3,000 Muslim women in Dar

15Jan 2020
Correspondent
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
VP to launch economic empowerment training 3,000 Muslim women in Dar

VICE President Samia Suluhu Hassan is next week expected to launch the economic empowerment training to more than 3,000 Muslim women in Dar es Salaam.

Dar es Salaam Regional Sheikh Alhad Mussa Salum briefs journalists in the city yesterday on the next week economic empowerment training to more than 3,000 Muslim women. Photo: Correspondent Miraji Msala.

The training has been organized by the National Muslim Council of Tanzania (BAKWATA) to make them aware of the available opportunity on country’s industrialization drive.

According to Dar es Salaam Regional Sheikh Alhadi Mussa Salum, the training seeks to economically empower Muslim women and enable them to achieve the industrial economy.

Sheikh Salum said the training will be free of charge for many women to benefit from it.

“Most of women do not have enough understanding about industrial economy, this is the reason why Bakwata organize the training to provide basic education and awareness on it,” Sheikh Salum explained.

He added: “After the training, many women will realize the opportunities available in the country through industrial economy and then will start by engaging themselves in various entrepreneurial activities and establish small scale industries.”

He said that working is a part of worshiping for both women and men this is the reason why the religion directed that both have equal right to own property.

“You cannot own property if you’re not working of does business, it is not true that Muslim women supposed to stay home,” Dar es Salaam regional chief sheikh noted.

According to him, Muslim women are allowed to involve themselves in various development activities but should comply with the religious requirements.

He emphasized that Muslim women are just like other women and where there are opportunities they should explore them and contribute to the industrial economy.

Sheikh Salum said the training will open economic opportunity doors for women especial those with low education level.

He said various topics will be presented on the day by economic and industrial stakeholders will offer different topics, which goes in line with the theme of the day that is ‘the Industrial economy is possible by considering women’.

For her part, the member of organizing committee from Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade) Maryam Muhaji said the participation of women would bring great results to the society.

An industrial expert, Fatma Kange said there are many opportunities for women in Islamic banking that many women are not aware of.

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