CHIPINGE – It is a reality that Small to Medium Scale Entrepreneurs have become the backbone of the economy and this calls for more training programmes for them, Chipinge Acting Town Secretary James Mutemera has said.
He said while speaking in an interview with Chipinge Times on the sidelines at the Chipinge Chamber Business Expo on Friday.
“The growth of SMEs in Chipinge is the growth of the economy of the district. We must not leave SMEs behind. More trainings must be organized for SMEs and more work space to work from must be provided,” he said.
Mutemera said council will offer SMEs space to work from. He said that SMEs must approach the local authority for space through their parent ministry.
“The land is there, we are offering SMEs space to operate from but they must build smart city standard structures. For those SMEs operating from home, we are trying to integrate them and we are giving them special treatment and they should get working space,” he added.
Mutemera also said SMEs must engage the local authority for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) through their ministry.
He added that coordination of the local authority, SMEs and the relevant ministry attributes to the economical growth of Chipinge.