(From The Nation (Kenya) - AAGM)
Byline: Nation Correspondent
Cooperative societies are to be used to start banks for women in Tanzania.
Dr Asha-Rose Migiro, the minister for Community Development, Gender and Children, told Parliament in Dodoma this week that a Cabinet paper was ready and would soon be sent to President Benjamin Mkapa for approval.
Tanzanian women are more marginalised by the country's 28 commercial banks than men.
The 8,000-plus savings and credit cooperative societies conduct most of Tanzania's financial services.
Most of the commercial banks and other financial institutions are concentrated in Dar es …