Government has called on various stakeholders to come on board and help young entrepreneurs for the growth of the country’s economic base.
Speaking during the official launch of the Zambia Entrepreneurs Forum (ZEF) in Lusaka, Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe says there is need to help young entrepreneurs in the country if the country is to record steady progress in many areas.
Ms Mwanakatwe says Western African countries have embraced young entrepreneurs saying Zambia should emulate them so that young entrepreneurs can grow and help many youths seeking jobs in the country.
She states that the lives of the young people can be transformed by embracing innovation.
She has since challenged the newly formed Zambia Entrepreneurs Forum to bring on board youth entrepreneurs that are crying for a platform such as this to bring out their ideas and move the nation forward.
Speaking earlier, ZEF Chairman Moulen Siame says the country’s entrepreneurship focus needs to be broadened as well as integrated in order for the country to increase the levels of entrepreneurial activities and experience noticeable economic and social impact.
Mr. Siame says this requires all corporate institutions, SMEs, Government, Business and entrepreneurship societies, men and women and all entrepreneurs in the country not to work in isolation but to cooperate in entrepreneurial endeavors.