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Companies should work hard, says Mwanakatwe

MWANAKATWE

KABANDA CHULU, Lusaka
MINISTER of Commerce, Trade and Industry Margaret Mwanakatwe has challenged companies to develop a spirit of hard work because Government is committed to creating a conducive environment for business to thrive.
Ms Mwanakatwe said Zambia, like any other country, is living in a fast-paced world in which millions of products are constantly manufactured, shipped, bought and utilised in every corner of the world.
She said the internet and mobile phone have made worldwide commerce easy, making the world an inter-connected global village.
“Zambia needs to be part of, and play an active role in this ongoing technological revolution. As government, we are duty-bound to foster and create an enabling environment where entrepreneurs can flourish, and this is why are very excited about any technological advancement which enhances the cost of doing business in the country,” Ms Mwanakatwe said during the launch of the electronic bus ticketing system by DotCom Zambia last week.
“This is commendable, we want young and spirited entrepreneurs with a willingness to work hard and have the ability to identify opportunities and exploit them to the full extent. On our part as government, we remain committed to creating the necessary enabling environment which is conducive for business growth,” said Ms Mwanakatwe.
And US Ambassador to Zambia Eric Schultz said his country wants Zambia to achieve peace and prosperity through encouraging entrepreneurship, private investment and assistance through US exchange programmes.
Last Thursday, DotCom, Zamtel and PostDotNet entered into partnership to provide travellers with an integrated ticketing platform that is decentralised and efficient.
This will enable travellers buy tickets at PostDotNet and Zamtel outlets without necessarily going to Lusaka Intercity Bus Terminus.

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