Economic Prospects for Women in Zanzibar: Growth Impacts

  • Sikujua Omar Hamdan
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  • Sikujua Omar Hamdan

    Doctor at Faculty of Law and Shariah, Zanzibar University, Zanzibar

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Women prospects in Zanzibar still require assistance in gaining critical technical knowledge of irrigation, animal husbandry, fertilizer use, breeding, pest and disease control, as many women engaged themselves in these activities. In the fisheries sub-sector, there should be a greater focus on commercialization, effective value-chain development through clustering and ensuring fish stock meet export demand. Despite the government helping entrepreneurs in providing education, marketing and promoting economy and poverty reduction, women still need progressing efforts to increase capacity in economic growth. Moreover, employment is a critical factor in women’s economic development. Skills and other training, including creativity in using the resources available in a particular area gradually, are still insufficient in helping women to increase their economic gain. The Policy for Entrepreneurs and Small Business, Manifesto of Revolutionary party 2020/2025, on empowerment policy examines that most women in Zanzibar are searching for capital in different financial institutions in which, in most cases, they fail to repay back money and fail to pay the loan due to unlimited uses of the capital in daily life. Most women engage in many activities to uphold their life, including micro and small business expenses such as mammal she, restaurants, and second hands selling. However, in most cases, the women suffer in progressing. The aim is to examine the economic development of women in Zanzibar and the extent of the growth impact. The exploring methodology is used in reaching the conclusion.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 01 - 30


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