Economic empowerment main basis for women’s empowerment: Prime Minister

Kathmandu, 29 March: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that economic empowerment is the most important basis for women’s empowerment.

The Prime Minister’s Secretariat said that Prime Minister Dahal expressed this opinion while inaugurating the 7th International Women’s Business Fair organized by the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs in Lalitpur district this morning.

Prime Minister Dahal said, “Compared to the past, the condition of Nepalese women is gradually getting stronger and better. Everyone’s support is needed for women’s empowerment. Therefore, in today’s world, for women’s empowerment, first of all, financial access must be widened.” The prime minister also emphasized that the subject of empowerment is connected with power. “Empowerment is connected with power in today’s world,” he reiterated.

According to the PM, power is connected with economic condition and there cannot be true empowerment without being financially empowered. He said the government has given it top priority. The Prime Minister informed the event that tax exemption and concession programmes have been conducted in the industries and businesses run by women and pledged to increase them further in the future as well.

PM Dahal said, “It is important to establish a women’s entrepreneurship fund to realize the concept of supporting the nation building by empowering Nepali women socially and economically through the development of women’s entrepreneurship. The government has made tax breaks and other concessional arrangements to promote industries led by women entrepreneurs, which will be increased in the coming days.

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