THE University of Zambia Business and Economics Association (UNZABECA) has urged young entrepreneurs in the country to take advantage of the ongoing Agriculture and Commercial Show. This year’s 89th Agricultural and Commercial Show is running under the theme “Innovation beyond the golden jubilee” from the 29th July to 3rd August 2015.
The University of Zambia Business and Economics Association (UNZABECA) has called on students to develop their entrepreneurship skills in order to earn a living after school. UNZABECA President, Collins Mulenga said students should not solely depend on government and other companies for employment opportunities but rather create employment for themselves through entrepreneurship.
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.
THE 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Sub-Saharan African Regional Report has shown that there is a positive correlation between education and a country’s entrepreneurship activities. Speaking when presenting findings of the report during the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) conference held in Lusaka, GEM executive director Mike Herrington said lack of basic education was a constraint on business development as it reduces a person’s efficiency and productivity.
UNIVERSITY of Zambia Development Studies lecturer says Zambia is emerging as a potential entrepreneurial society. Dr. Francis Chigunta, who is also the Zambian coordinator for Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Consortium, says Zambia’s rapidly growing economy provided an enabling environment for the growth of entrepreneurship activities in the country.
GOVERNMENT says it will continue supporting women’s organisations in its bid to improve entrepreneurship skills and reduce poverty. Speaking during the launch of this year's “Month of the Woman Entrepreneur”, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Honourable Bob Sichinga challenged financial institutions in the country to consider funding women entrepreneurs in order to reduce unemployment.