Burkina Faso: Women will own 25% of the developed lands, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré says

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(Ecofin Agency) - Burkina Faso’s president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré (photo), announced during the celebration of the International Women's Day in Ouagadougou that a quarter of developed land will be granted to women. Le pays reports.

Speaking during a forum on “Women’s participation in governance: situational analysis, challenges and prospects”, the president appeased his female audience saying that “25% of land developed by the State will be granted to women, in Samendeni in the Hauts-Bassins for instance”.

Therefore, many concerns have been raised, including “the increase of funds granted to women's regional coordination, the availability of microcredits adapted to women’s needs and technologies adapted to local products processing for the benefit of women in the country’s 13 regions”.  Plus, “the creation of an entire ministry devoted to women and gender’s promotion, a budget increase for the women’s Ministry and the improvement of women participation in economic governance”.

To answer these concerns, the President promised to “maximize, from 2018 to 2020, the available resources to promote and protect women’s rights” by increasing the budget of the Ministry in charge of gender issues.

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