Government urged to look into plight of women entrepreneurs

A Lusaka based entrepreneur has urged government to look into the different challenges faced by women entrepreneurs. In an interview with the Lusaka star, Docus Chigalula said women are poor due to the absence of a strong policy framework that supported the growth of an entrepreneurial culture among Zambians especially and women.

A Lusaka based entrepreneur has urged government to look into the different challenges faced by women entrepreneurs. A Lusaka based entrepreneur has urged government to look into the different challenges faced by women entrepreneurs.

In an interview with the Lusaka star, Docus Chigalula said women are poor due to the absence of a strong policy framework that supported the growth of an entrepreneurial culture among Zambians especially and women.

She said government should come in and help women involved in different business ventures with finances as well as policies that would help the small scale entrepreneurs thrive in their business.

Ms. Chigalula added that there was need to form various women associations that would speak and advocate for women in entrepreneurship.

“Women lag behind because they do not belong to any women entrepreneurship organization such as Women for Mining or Zambia Federation of Associations of Women in Business (ZAFAWIB),” She added.

Ms. Chigalula advised women involved in various business schemes to join entrepreneurship groups and associations based in their areas so that they could channel their views to government.

“I therefore expect a lot of women to come forward and air out their views instead of letting men contribute on their behalf which is nevertheless showing that they are supportive of their women,” she emphasized.

And Kingfold Mwape, a Lusaka resident said it was important for women to be fortified through strategies that could empower them to take part in business speculations so that they could provide for their families.

Mr. Mwape further explained that one could not ignore the efforts government was making to ensure that business ladies were provided with a conducive environment to trade.

Meanwhile, Allan Zulu another Lusaka resident has urged women to come up with business ventures that would contribute to the development of the nation.

He has since appealed to the already existing business women to voice out to government to level their playing fields in entrepreneurship through the association they belonged to.

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