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Basajjabalaba To Women: Stop Staying At Home, Join Business To Gain Financial Independence

City businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba (pictured) has called for more women to join the business to become financially emancipated.

Basajjabalaba, who was speaking at a fundraising gala in Kansanga central market (Kampala) recently highlighted the need to involve women in business roles saying, “Women should not only stay home and execute chores but they should also engage in different businesses like retail and wholesale to champion financial freedom.”

Basajjabalaba also cautioned those who try to marginalize women in business to stop.

“The business community is for all but not for specific groups,” he said, “Our mothers of this nation should be given space to earn a living but not to push them away.”

Uganda has experienced a transformative movement towards empowering women and fostering gender equality.

But by breaking through societal barriers, Ugandan women have defied traditional gender roles and emerged as powerful agents of change.

According to government data, females constitute 51% of the total Ugandan population compared to males at 49%.

Several women-led organizations and corporate companies are implementing business-related programmes aimed at supporting women to succeed in business.

Some commercial lenders have come up with lending propositions targeting women facing credit challenges for their enterprises.

These efforts, coupled with calls from businessmen like Basajjabalaba give hope to women who remain one of the big drivers of business and entrepreneurship in the country.

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