Dar es Salaam. The National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) said on Thursday that the government was coming up with various policies, laws, programs and strategies to empower women economically in the belief that by doing so, it was also empowering the society.
NEEC Director General Beng’i Issa said at the eighth Mwananchi Thought Leadership Forum (MTLF) that initiatives such as special loans for women, youths and the disables, petty traders’ special Identity Cards as well as the local content policy were a deliberate move by the government to empower Tanzanians, including women economically.
The eighth MTLF focused on ending violence against women and children.
"We need to empower women by improving their income because by doing so we positively change our society," she stressed.