A total of 13 West African countries including The Gambia are currently meeting in Burkina Faso with a view to validating the Diagnostic Study on the Movement of Small-scale Cross-border Women Traders in ECOWAS
According to the Diagnostic Study Report, 90% of women participate in cross border trade. Officials said the objectives of the convergence is to validate the study to facilitate free movement of women in cross border trade.
The following Member States were represented: the Republics of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo.
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