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Women World Business Leaders Conference – PM: GM Is Working On Measures To Provide Relief

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Pravind Jugnauth intervened at the opening of the International Conference of Women World Business Leaders this morning in Flic-en-Flac. The Prime Minister says that government “is working on measures to relieve society and help businesses.” The head of government also announced his intention to fight against gender-based inequalities in all areas. Pravind Jugnauth said he would like to see more women CEOs in the private sector. The current rate of women in this position is 12 per cent. “A relatively low figure,” the Prime Minister lamented. It should be noted that yesterday, the Prime Minister stated the 2022-23 Budget “will be difficult because of a lack of visibility on the economic situation”. He was speaking at the inauguration of a “Sub-Hall” in Réduit and another in Moka. He also evoked the risk of shortages of certain consumer products.

Women World Business Leaders Conference

Other dignitaries including the Minister of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives, Mr. Soomilduth Bholah and the Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Mrs Kalpana Devi Koonjoo-Shah, were present on the occasion. In his address, the Prime Minister thanked the women entrepreneurs community for their active contribution to the economy. He lauded their courage, perseverance and sacrifices made to achieve success and hailed them as the change that all societies need.


Furthermore, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth lauded the initiative in uniting women business owners from the world and choosing to hold it in Mauritius for the third time. He stated that women entrepreneurs gathered during the event will be discussing women’s involvement in circular economy, climate change, digital market places, regional and global networking, that are currently the world’s most pressing challenges.

Women World Business Leaders Conference

He informed that the country is party to various trade negotiations and is signatory to major multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, which will sustain the growth of the business community.

We are also leveraging economic diplomacy to reach new markets, create new opportunities for the business community, he emphasised.

Moreover, Prime Minister Jugnauth made an appeal to all businesses and women business leaders to make sustainability must in their businesses.

Women World Business Leaders Conference

On that occasion a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Association Mauricienne Des Femmes Chefs D’Entreprises with the COMESA Federation of Women in Business.

The Conference spanning from the 25 to 27 May 2022, will focus on the theme, ‘The Circular Economy – Women Entrepreneurs as the Driving Force of Change’.

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