Report on Official Launch of the Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries in East Zone-Nangarhar Province

Report on Official Launch of the Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries in East Zone-Nangarhar Province

Date: February 19, 2018

Venue: Provincial Municipality Hall, Nangarhar Province

 

AWCCI officially launched its activities in the East Zone-Nangarhar province on February 19th, 2018. The Launched was attended by around 80 women business owners, government dignitaries, AWCCI leadership from Kabul and media. The program was hosted by the Public and International Relations officer of AWCCI Ms. Shazia Stanekzai. The event opened by recitation of few verses of the Holy Quran. Subsequently, Ms. Manizha Wafeq President and one of the Founder of AWCCI welcomed all the participants specially Nangarhar province Governor H.E. Mr. Muhammad Gulab Mangal, Director of Women Affair Nangarhar Province Ms. Anisa Omrani, Director of Commerce Nangarhar province Mr. Shir Alam, Director of East Zone Roshan Telecommunication Abdul Basit Nabil, Women Entrepreneurs and all others. Ms. Wafeq briefly stated the establishment of AWCCI, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, seat of AWCCI in policymaking and decisions making tables such as High Economic Council. Later according to the agenda the First Lady’s video message was played. In his speech of Nangarhar province Governor H.E. Mr. Mohammad Gulab Mangal expressed his contentment with launched of AWCCI in Nangarhar province and announced his comprehensive support for improvement of women businesses in the province and neighboring provinces such as Kunar, Nuristan and Laghman. He added that, opening of AWCCI in Nangarhar province will have positive effect on the women businesses and women will have specific address to refer their problems and improve their businesses.

Consequently, Ms. Anisa Omrani Director of Women Affairs Nangarhar province and Mr. Shir Alam Director of Commerce Nangarhar province expressed their gratitude with the opening of AWCCI in this province.

In the launched ceremony, Ms. Nahid HAmidi Trade Vice Chair of the AWCCI presented her brief speech. Later the Governor, Director of Commerce, Director of Women Affairs, the Mayor of Nangarhar province, AWCCI President Ms. Manizha Wafeq, Mr. Abdul Basit Nabil Director of East Zone Roshan Telecommunication and Nangarhar province business women by cutting the ribbon and prayers for the success of the chamber launched the activities.

In the second section, Ms. Wafeq presented the Bylaw of AWCCI and clarified the terms and responsibilities for selection of Board of Directors in East-Zone. Based on the Bylaw, five members of the Board of Directors will be selected after transparent election. By the consultation with all businesswomen that were present in the event, Ms. Shahla Shaiq one of the businesswomen elected as a representative. As a result those women who wish to nominate themselves as the East-Zone Board of Directors, Ms. Shaiq will collect the necessary documents and will add their names to the candidates list, after that election will be held.

After serving lunch the program was ended