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Submitted by Web Master on 17 October 2023
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The industry and trade sector is an important instrument for any country to achieve its sustainable growth. The role of trade is to promote sustainable economic growth through promoting market access to all produced products and services. This role can never be achieved if other social groups in the community including women and youth who play an important part in promoting trade are excluded. Growth of industries and trade has been contributing around 8% in GDP per year for the past three years compared to 35% contributions to GDP by small industries and SMEs. This SMEs sector employs 8 million people and is the second for employment after agriculture.