Business

CEEC to develop curriculum for entrepreneurs

KELLY NJOMBO, Lusaka
VICE President Inonge Wina has disclosed that the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC) is in the process of developing an entrepreneurship curriculum which will focus on mentorship and coaching of those accessing empowerment funds.
Ms Wina said the entrepreneurship coaching programme by CEEC will be developed in partnership with the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA).
Ms Wina said, in a speech read on her behalf by minister in the Office of the Vice President Sylvia Chalikosa, that Government is looking for innovative business solutions in agriculture, tourism, energy and manufacturing to spur social economic growth.
She said this when she officiated at the official opening of the Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 organised by the Women’s Entrepreneurial Centres of Resources, Education, Access and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE) Zambia Centre in collaboration with the United States government in Lusaka on Monday.
“Government is alive to the challenges faced by entrepreneurs and hasembarked on the implementation of the centre of excellency for Information and communication technology (ICT) which will revolutionise e-government programmes. “These initiatives, among others, will contribute to the reduction of the cost of doing business in the country,” Ms Wina said.
She said Government is convinced that answers lie in building a national innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem anchored on a robust ICT platform.
Earlier, WECREATE Zambia Centre executive director Nambula Kachuni said through entrepreneurship, Zambia has hope of tackling the many social and economic challenges she is currently facing which include poverty, climate change, and gender inequality and food security.

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